Poverty is not a new phenomenon in Pakistan since every third Pakistani falls prey to poverty. The wealth distribution in Pakistan is presenting a situation where one family looking for new BMW, while another family looks for one time meal.
The ratio of poverty is higher than the other provinces in Balochistan which is known as the richest province of Pakistan where 52 % of total population is living below the poverty line, 33 % of Sindh population is living below the poverty line followed by KPK having 32 % ratio. Punjab which is considered as the urban area also has 19 % population, living below the poverty line.
Government should take decisive steps to alleviate poverty in Pakistan, mainly, Balochistan needs outstanding concentration. Effective steps of government are required to reduce poverty in the resource rich Balochistan. Government should provide credit facilities and use labour intensives techniques of production to reduce poverty.
Rehan Rind- Khuzdar
Published in The Balochistan Point on February 24, 2016
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