Poverty: 60.3% Pakistanis living on $2 a day

UN says 71% of girls do not attend secondary school

APP August 04, 2015

KARACHI: There are 1.5 billion poor people in Asia of which 660 million are below the poverty line and majority of them live in the Saarc region, said FPCCI former vice president and senior businessman Khurram Sayeed. He said as per the Human Development Index, 60.3% Pakistanis live on $2 per day while UN says 71% of girls do not attend secondary school. Sayeed regretted the fact that many countries have been ignoring the poor in their struggle for improved economic growth that has resultantly triggered poverty. “The worst affected are women,” he said, adding that Pakistan could not achieve progress if half its population is ignored. He further added that the situation demanded concerned governments to revisit their policies and focus more towards the welfare of resource-less and marginalised sections.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 4th, 2015.

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raw is war | 6 years ago | Reply what the report hides/ does not want to reveal: Pakistan is at 145 and is considered "Low Human Development" India and Bangladesh are at 135 and 142 and termed "Medium Human Development".
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