ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Resisting Censorship in Pakistan

economy in profound ways. Since 1988, when the first of the three ESAFs was agreed to, Pakistan's growth rate has fallen compared to what it was in the 1980s; inflation continues to be in double digits, and all the key indicators have deteriorated over the last nine years. While other factors have also been responsible for the slowing down of the economy, the timing of the trend reversal suggests that there is a high possibility that the adherence to the structural adjustment programme could be one of the main reasons.

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