Pakistan is a nation which has resilience to survive against all odds. The political turbulence in which the country has been in the past decade was too much to disintegrate a country but it is still integrated. However, political disturbances on domestic level as level as the mounting international political pressure on Pakistan has considerably affected its position as an emerging country. Not only in South Asian region but on an international stage, Pakistan is losing foreign investors’ confidence. The start of the decade brought many challenges for the country. After 9/11 incident, Pakistan has to play role of frontline state against war on terror. Economic growth which has been witnessed in the following years was more of an “Aid-fueled” growth rather than the sustained one. For this reason, serious security issues and instances of domestic turmoil in the country has hurdled the economic uprising. The distinctive characteristics that dominate the Pakistani scene are elitist capture of the state, excessive centralization of power by both the elected and military rulers and collusion between various power structure and politicians.