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Poverty in Pakistan

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Poverty in Pakistan

Poverty is one of the major social problem Pakistan is facing. It is one of the most important and sensitive issue not only for our self but for the whole world. Poverty can cause 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 by enrolling thousands of police men. Corruption and injustice can't come to an end through tight 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 and communication. The poverty of thought is the major social problem. 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. Ignorance is one of the important aspect of poverty. Ignorance is lake of information or lake knowledge. In this modern age of scientific revolution we are far behind in the education and most importantly scientific education. Our literacy rate is less than fifty percent the female education rate is even in miserable state. The right kind of education to the individuals is the solution of poverty. The right kind of education to the farmer is the knowledge of scientific ways of agriculture. A progressive and professional thinking is required in the farmers. Poverty can't come to an end unless we will spend much larger share of our GDP to the education sector. We have to open more primary and secondary schools especially in our villages. In the 1971 constitution we made primary education compulsory and free. The constitution made a pledge to made secondary education free with in next ten years. Leave the secondary education we are not able to provide even free primary education both to boys and girls after passing 35 years. If our government...