Swat Economy Eludes Logic

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Title

Swat Economy Eludes Logic

Description

Montreal, Quebec

Part three of a five part co-series with cartoonist Ed McNally about spending time in Swat, a unique state in the western region of Pakistan. Peter discussed the strange economic systems, both past and present, with Chief Secretary of Swat, Mr. Ataullah. The former economic system determined land allocation through a state lottery. All properties were put into a pot and those having their numbers drawn earlier received the best properties. The current system is based on some industrial development and some tax collection. Desbarats seems to believe that issues are being pushed aside. Mr. Ataullah kept asking Peter “More coffee?” in order to change the subject when he was prodded into giving full explanations or further details.

Creator

Peter Desbarats

Publisher

The Montreal Star

Date

Wednesday, June 2, 1965

Format

2 pages (1 copy) Cut out (1 copy)

Language

English

Identifier

31_1965_dc_au

Citation

Peter Desbarats, “Swat Economy Eludes Logic,” Special Collections, accessed December 8, 2022, https://archive.fims.uwo.ca/specialcollections/items/show/201.