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June 18, 2021

Rising poverty

 
June 18, 2021

Pakistan’s poverty rate stands at 24.3 percent. Millions of people live below the poverty line and are deprived of the most fundamental facilities. Population growth, ever-increasing prices, and unemployment are some of the major factors that are responsible for widespread poverty. The authorities need to do something about the high levels of poverty, which lead many people to criminal activities and compel them to use illegal means to earn money and run their households.

Also, children living in poverty are more likely to suffer from chronic diseases and diet-related problems. We need to come up with well-thought-out plans to deal with this problem. The government should create job opportunities and invest in small start-ups so that people are able to find good jobs.

Numaira Mir

Karachi