The book analyses the economic and social problems faced by Pakistan during the tenure of President Pervez Musharraf as well as the opportunities that exist for the country in light of its geographical situation and of the rapid changes in the structure of the global economy. The analysis offered invites Islamabad's policymakers to strategize about the country's economic future and also to encourage debate in the country on various aspects of public policy. Among the issues explored in the book are the reasons for the rapid growth of the economy from 2003 until the present, and its impact on poverty and income distribution. The author suggests that these high rates of growth will not be sustained into the future unlessIslamabad introduces a number of changes in the structure of the economy. Taking advantage of the country's location - at the cross-roads of commerce between the Middle East and East Asia, as well as between India and Central Asia - policymakers should work in a number of areas that hold considerable promise for the future. The suggestions offered in the book, if followed, could help the country join the rapidly growing economies of Asia.