Poorer than Nigeria

Published: February 17, 2018
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KARACHI: According to the statistics from the UN’s report on women and the statistical comparisons drawn between the countries included in the report, women in the province of Sindh are far more undernourished than their counterparts in the poverty-stricken but oil-rich Nigeria. The report should put to shame the province’s ruling party and its hollow claims of bringing significant improvement in the living conditions of the rural population.

Not just in terms of malnourishment, Sindh’s women and girls also lag behind in literacy and the overall socioeconomic conditions of the masses. Where other provinces have delivered considerably better, it would be due to Sindh’s performance that Pakistan would not be able to achieve its Sustainable Development Goals by the year 2030.

Irfan Zubair

Published in The Express Tribune, February 17th, 2018.

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