Urban Poverty

Collection with 4 media items created by U.S. Editor

14 May 2013 12:00

n Pakistan, a nation of 160 million people, 34% of its population lives below the poverty line. This estimate is much higher than the official government figure of 24%, but precious little seems to have been done to address the issue.

This problem is directly linked to the country tax structure, with the majority of the revenues going into coffers of federal and provincial government, forcing the local bodies dealing directly with the poverty to plead with these authorities for more money. The debate over this issue has been ongoing for years.

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Urban Poverty (1 of 4)
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
15 May 2013

Roadside Barber Fayyaz shapes his customer's hair. Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.

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Urban Poverty (3 of 4)
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
15 May 2013

Boy collecting stuff from garbage.

Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.

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Urban Poverty (4 of 4)
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
15 May 2013

A women looking for donations sits in front of a foam dealer. Her child is sleeping on sidewalk.
Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.