Concern expressed over rising poverty.


ISLAMABAD -- Poverty is rising at a rapid pace in Pakistan which can push millions of people below the poverty line in one year, a business leader said Thursday. The controversial policies backed by the IMF has resulted in widespread poverty which can become a national security threat, said Shahid Rasheed Butt, former President ICCI.

He said that poverty is being reduced in all the regional countries through anti-poverty interventions but it is otherwise in Pakistan where everything is being snatched from the masses in the name of national development. Shahid Rasheed Butt said that poverty is making masses to compromise on food, health...

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