Initiate Poverty Alleviation Drive Across Pakistan
Imran Khan and his team from PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) promised us:
We will establish a special mechanism to supplement existing poverty alleviation efforts in the poorest districts across Sindh, Punjab, KP and Balochistan.
Poverty is rampant in Pakistan with 29.5% of the population or close to 60 million people living below poverty line. There is a strong correlation between the incidence of high poverty and poor public delivery. Pakistan’s Human Development Index (HDI) of 0.55 is currently the lowest in South Asia.
We will increase funding for the poorest districts through existing poverty alleviation programmes.
We will launch a special drive in the poorest districts to improve access to sanitation and clean drinking water.
We will provide Sehat Insaf cards and augment the existing BISP programme in these districts.
You can read these promises in the complete manifesto document released by PTI available HERE in English and HERE in Urdu.
Find below the expert`s analysis on the progress of above promise :