BA English Essay: Poverty in Pakistan
Pakistan is an agrarian economy which is regarded to be a developing country. About 60% of the population has to survive under $2 per day. Pakistan was considered an economic tiger in 1960s, but now at it has a very low economic growth and most of the investors are reluctant to put their money in the Pakistani economy because of the red tape and perpetual fear of the terrorism and unstable democratic system.
There are many causes for the poverty in Pakistan, but I would like to broach upon some of the issues. The biggest cause for poverty in Pakistan is that for the 60 years Pakistan has been on war for at least 6 times directly or indirectly. This means that either Pakistan has been fighting its own war or it has been fighting war in the name of “war against terror”. This has destroyed the economy and has forced business community to move towards countries like Bangladesh and India. In order to remove poverty from the country the government of Pakistan should keep itself away from wars as far as possible. Wars never get any positive result you can see the example of Europe. Europeans countries caused the World War 1 and 2, but now they have formed the European Union because they are well aware of the adverse consequences of war.
There is another cause of poverty which is called overpopulation. Some countries have been able to use their population to increase economic growth, but Pakistan has failed to do so. The only way to increase economic growth by increasing population is to educate the people and give then a certain skill which could contribute towards the economic growth, but most of the children in Pakistan are not even sent to schools and they do not acquire any knowledge. Government should make it a legal obligation on every parent to send their children to schools and every person in Pakistan should have minimum education of 12 years.
Poverty has not only harmed us economically, but also socially and legally. People who do not have enough money to meet their needs have to sustain pain which leads them to break the law. Lawlessness is the greatest in the country where people are deprived of the basic necessities and due to that they indulge in to criminal activities. It is sad to say but even immediate family members do not respect or love the person who is in financial difficulties and he or she is left secluded to dead with the atrocities of life.