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Poverty: a Lacking Capacity to Effectively Participate in Society

  • Date Submitted: 03/10/2012 02:36 AM
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  Poverty is the condition when there is deficiency of material possessions or money. poverty is undeniable factor which is present in most nations. It is a rejection of opportunities and choices which results in violation of human pride. Poverty is lacking capacity to effectively participate in society that is feeling deprived of food and cloth, not having basic education or medical facilities etc. poverty also means powerlessness and insecurity.
Poverty is defined as “Deprivation in comfort which includes poor income or low wages and failure to attain the basic goods and services which are necessary for survival. Due to poverty, people live with poor health and education, in access to clean water, sanitation facilities, insufficient security and poor opportunity to make one’s life better.Poverty is a curse which is present around the globe. According to Pakistan’s Planning Commission (2011), poverty rate has jumped from 23.9 to 37.5 percent in the last three years. The commission has estimated that in 2005 there were 35.5 million people living below the poverty line but in 2008 their number increased to over 64 million. According to the 2011 statistics of the World Bank, global poverty ratio is increasing. The ongoing global financial recession, especially of USA and the EU countries has pushed millions of people around the world into deeper poverty. Almost 40% of 107 developing countries are highly exposed to the poverty. Pakistan is ranked among the 43 countries who are most exposed to poverty. Poverty is widespread in Pakistan mainly in rural areas. Nearly two- thirds of population of Pakistan lives in rural areas that depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. They do not   have basic requirements fulfilled such as clean water, sanitation, food, health care and other social services.
Pakistan is an under developed country facing economic downturns which directly and indirectly give birth to many social factors among which poverty is the...

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