Pakistan is blessed with four wealthy provinces especially Balochistan which is replete with natural resources. Unfortunately, 52 percent of its population lives below the poverty line, and gradually, it is increasing day by day.
Over 50% children sleep in starvation which is the major cause of child labour and increased suicide ratio in the region. Poverty free Pakistan has been the wish of governments ever since Pakistan came into being.
The government must make realistic and practical plans and strategies to provide relief by checking the prices of the necessary items to help decrease poverty.
Adnan Bahram Turbat, Balochistan
Published in The Balochistan Point on September 25, 2016