Poverty in Pakistan

Adeel ur Rehman

Even in the 21st century, Pakistan still faces serious issues that continue to add to the incidence and gravity of poverty which is in fact our biggest problem. More than 40pc people in the country live below the poverty line. The authorities seem to be indifferent to the solution of this issue. Pakistan is an agricultural country blessed with four seasons and fertile land also enriched with natural resources; the land of Balochistan is full of minerals and resources. Pakistan is the country having more than 97 % Muslims while Zakat is included in 5 pillars of Islam, which apparently shows that Pakistan must be having a system of well distributed wealth, but the ground reality is exactly opposite.
The wealth distribution in Pakistan is presenting a situation where one family is looking for a new BMW, while the other family is worried about one time meal. Poverty in Pakistan is increasing day by day, and because of poverty and hunger more than thousands of people either commit suicide or join criminal gangs or terrorist organizations to feed their families. It’s the time the government to take suitable action to solve this problem.
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