Pakistan’s Defense Budget: Myths & Realities

CASS Working Papers on Economics & National Affairs, Working Paper ID: EC022UC, 2021

12 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2021

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Usman W. Chohan

UNSW Business School; Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS); Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI); International Association of Hyperpolyglots (HYPIA)

Date Written: January 2, 2021

Abstract

The Pakistani defense budget is an issue that vested interests have sought to politicize through the dissemination of myths and fabrications. This working paper seeks to dispel those myths by drawing upon international databases of international military spending, as well as budgetary documentation from the Government of Pakistan. The findings of the working paper suggest that the politicization of the defense budget reflects vested interest efforts to seize a larger share of a stagnant economic pie, and should be instead driven by fact-based analyses that consider the defense budget in a wider fiscal context.

Keywords: defense, budget, military, Pakistan

Suggested Citation

Chohan, Usman W. and Chohan, Usman W., Pakistan’s Defense Budget: Myths & Realities (January 2, 2021). CASS Working Papers on Economics & National Affairs, Working Paper ID: EC022UC, 2021, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3761399 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3761399

Usman W. Chohan (Contact Author)

UNSW Business School ( email )

UNSW Business School
High St
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia

Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS) ( email )

Islamabad
Pakistan

Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI) ( email )

International Association of Hyperpolyglots (HYPIA) ( email )

HYPIA
www.polyglotassociation.org
Montreal, Quebec
Canada

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