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Causes of Poverty in pakistan (HILAL)

Causes of Poverty in pakistan (HILAL)

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Poverty
Poverty refers to the condition of not having the means to afford basic human needs suchas clean water, nutrition, health care, education, clothing and shelter.
Poverty in Pakistan-Challenges
Poverty is one of the major social problems Pakistan is facing. It is one of the mostimportant and sensitive issue not only for our self but for the whole world. Poverty cancause other social problems like theft, bribe, corruption, adultery, lawlessness, injustice.To eradicate the evils of society we have to fight with poverty. We can't control theft byenrolling thousands of police men. Corruption and injustice can't come to an end throughtight legislation but by demolishing poverty.A low level of domestic income for an individual results in lack of access to education,health care, and other communal facilities like lake of sanitation, transportation andcommunication.Poverty is not just about providing food,clothing, & shelter. There are a lot moreindicators that are needed to improve poverty such as education, stableemployment with decent wages, healthcare, law and order security, minimumhousing standards, & decent recreationenvironment all these factors whencombined could have a dramatic affect onreducing poverty in Pakistan.1
 
Poverty Rate in Pakistan
Poverty in Pakistan is a growing concern. Poverty rate jumped from 23.9% to 37.5% inthree years after severe economic shocks hit Pakistan last year. Although the middle-classhas grown in Pakistan to 35 million, nearly one-quarter of the population is classified poor as of October 2006. As of 2008, 17.2% of the total population lives below the poverty line, which is the lowest figure in the history of Pakistan.According to the recent data compiled by the United Nations, Pakistan’s HumanDevelopment Index stands at 0.56. It is pretty close to Bangladesh, Yemen, and Nepal. Itranks 139 out of 179 countries reported in this analysis.To eradicate poverty in Pakistan we have to fight with the causes and factors of poverty.Unless the causes and factors of poverty will be settled the poverty will never end.2
 
Causes of Poverty in Pakistan
Pakistan is a poor country. Its economy is facing fluctuations now a day. At the time of independence Pakistan has very low resources and capital, so the processes of progresswere very slow. Unfortunately the politicians of Pakistan were all not well aware of modern global system and the progress processes and the needs of country. Due to bad policies today Pakistan is facing a lot of problems. The continuous failure of policiesleads the people of country to miserable conditions.It is difficult to point out all causes of poverty in Pakistan but the major causes of aregiven below:
Government Policies
Government extra expenses and
 
Corruption
Population, Unemployment and Lack of Education
Inflation, Smuggling and Large scale Imports
Law and Order situation and Decline in Foreign investment
Increasing Defense expenditure & Race of Weapons in the Region
Role of West and IMF
Our discussion is basically focused on these root causes of poverty. Now let’s have a look on these causes separately given ahead.3

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