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  • Pandemic puts 86m children at risk of poverty: study

    UNITED NATIONS: The economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic could push as many as 86 million more children into poverty by the end of 2020, a joint study by Save the Children and Unicef showed on Wednesday...

    That would bring the total number of children affected by poverty worldwide to 672 million, an increase of 15 per cent over last year, the two aid agencies said in a statement...

  • Virus pushing millions of South Asia children into poverty, says UN

    More than 100 million children in South Asia could slip into poverty as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, a UN report said on Tuesday of the long term impact of the crisis...

    “While they may be less susceptible to the virus itself, children are being profoundly affected by the fallout, including the economic and social consequences of the lockdown,” the report by the UN children's agency Unicef said...

  • Couple, two children murdered

    KARACHI: A couple and their two children were murdered and their house was set on fire in Manzoor Colony here on Wednesday morning...

    They saw smoke emanating from the home and found the couple and their two children dead in their beds...

  • Poverty in Pakistan declines significantly: WB report

    In Pakistan, the 25 percentage point decline in poverty between 2002 and 2014 was associated with a 10 percentage point reduction in the share of expenditure devoted to food...

    The government, supported by the World Bank, recently undertook a validation exercise to substantiate the poverty data from the intervening years, identify key shortcomings in the methodology and to lay out the next steps for creating a credible and autonomous...

  • Poverty eradication uphill task for Pakistan, India: World Bank

    WASHINGTON: Statistics released by the World Bank this week show that both India and Pakistan face an uphill task in eradicating poverty, despite Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s claim that Islamabad needs to learn from New Delhi how to fight poverty...

    The World Bank report — “Poverty and Shared Prosperity” — places Pakistan among the countries where incomes of the poorest are growing faster than average...

  • Is economic growth enough for Pakistan’s poverty-stricken millions?

    KARACHI: Shah Nawaz walks Karachi’s dusty streets, one of thousands in the financial hub who are being fed by charities as the country’s economy picks up pace — but, some say, not fast enough for its poverty-stricken millions...

    Confidence in Pakistan is growing, with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) claiming in October that the country has emerged from crisis and stabilised its economy after completing a bailout programme... ...

  • PTI to end poverty, make Pakistan a welfare state: Imran

    GUJRAT: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan said on Wednesday that he wanted to transform Pakistan, the way China did, by steering nearly 700 million people out of poverty and making it a welfare state, like Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah had wanted it to be...

    He was speaking at a public gathering in the Maku village of Malakwal tehsil in Mandi Bahauddin district, where earlier former Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)...

  • PM Khan says Pakistan can benefit from China's expertise in tackling corruption, poverty

    Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday praised China for the way it tackled poverty and corruption, saying China’s expertise will help Pakistan to resolve the issues currently faced by the country, Radio Pakistan reported...

    “Corruption is the biggest enemy of Pakistan, we need special skills to track the white collar crime,” the premier said during an interaction with media persons before leaving for China on a three-day official...

  • No journalist murdered in Pakistan in 2016, says CPJ report

    No journalist was murdered in Pakistan “in retaliation for their work” in 2016, a first since 2001, a recent study reported...

    The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an independent organisation working to promote press freedom worldwide, in its special report launched on Monday said that it “did not identify anyone singled out for murder in Pakistan because of journalist work” — for the first time in 15 years...

  • Saarc states should work together to fight poverty: Imran

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has expressed the hope that normalisation of relations would reduce tensions between Pakistan and India...

    Speaking on ways of integrating South Asia for improving the plight of people at the 8th Sustainable Development Conference here on Thursday, he said political, economic and social integration of the entire region would help reduce poverty...

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