Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

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THE PAKISTAN DEVELOPMENT REVIEW 

Short-Term Employment Functions in Manufacturing Industries of Pakistan
Author: Karamat Ali

The manufacturing sector has played an important role in the economic development of Pakistan. The main indicator of industrial growth—the percentage share of manufacturing in Gross National Product—has been increasing. However, the percentage of employment in manufacturing has decreased. “The share of manufacturing in GNP has increased from 8.1 percent in 1950 to 16.0 percent in 1968. But employment in manufacturing sector declined from 15.0 percent of total employment to 14.3 percent in 1965 [5, p.212].

Karamat Ali

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