PENURY

  • Poverty in Pakistan:

    Poverty is one of the main issue a country can face and it has its own circumstances, not only it stops a country on its way to development but it is also of the reasons why a crime takes place like robberies, poverty causes frustration in people and hence they are forced to do things which they have never wanted to do, murders, kidnaping are also at times done out of poverty, just cause people can’t find any other way to fulfill their basic needs so they do such things for money hoping that for the time being the can fulfill their needs.

    Since the day Pakistan came into existence it has been facing poverty issues. 4 out of 10 Pakistanis live in multidimensional poverty.

    The first ever official report on multidimensional poverty was launched in June 2016 by the Ministry of planning, Development and Reform. This report details Pakistani’s official Multidimensional poverty Index. This report has been complied with technical support from UNDP Pakistan and the Oxford Poverty and Human development Initiative. University of Oxford.

    According to this report, 39 percent of Pakistanis are living in multidimensional poverty, the highest rate of poverty in FATA and Baluchistan. Progress across different regions of Pakistan has taken place. Poverty in Urban areas is 9.3% as compared to 54.6% in rural areas, so its uneven in all the regions of Pakistan.

    Pakistan with the help of other countries is trying to eradicate poverty.

    Pakistan signed an aid partnership program with Australia On December 19, 2016. This program is meant to reduce Pakistan’s poverty boost country’s stability. Australian government is also providing Pakistan with AUD47 million for total development assistance.

    In November 2017, the five-year programme for poverty reduction has given productive assets to 5,049 Pakistanis.

    On November 11, 2017, the local Government and Rural development department launched a $52.4 million project to reduce poverty in Baluchistan, which was funded by the European Union.