Poverty is a curse; Karachi is a strongest city by financing but weakest as developed. Much of the population is living in unfavorable conditions. Some estimates suggest that more than 40% of Karachi population lives below the poverty line. Rising poverty is the product of poor government and sluggish economic development. A huge number of people in our city do not have the right place to settle in.
In 2012, the city saw a 50% rise in the homicide rate. More than 2,500 people have been injured. And 2013 is on pace to beat this horrifying high, with the Pakistan Human Rights Commission announcing that 1,700 people were killed on their own in the first half of 2013.
Overall, Pakistan’s poverty landscape is gloomy. Rated 146th out of 186 countries in the 2013 UNDP Human Development Survey, with 49 per cent of its population living in poverty, Pakistan’s average life is not easy.
In karachi, poverty is increasing day by day. The government should take effective steps to reduce it. It should, for example, provide credit facilities and use labor-intensive techniques of production to reduce poverty.
In addition to this mega threat, the lack of access among the rural population to basic facilities such as schooling, health care, clean drinking water and sanitation has made their lives all the more difficult. Under such perilous conditions, it is no wonder that the provinces of Punjab and KP are relatively wealthier than the provinces of Sindh.
Author : Mesum Hasan Jafri.