Educate and Empower the People

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Najmual Saqib Khan


In discussions on development in Pakistan, the dominant emphasis is on macroeconomic growth leading to the neglect of social change and of providing substantive freedoms to those caught in the trap of poverty. Rates of economic growth are undeniably important indicators but what has to be really examined is whether they meet the test of reality and are manifested in reducing deprivation and increasing the capabilities that lend value and meaning to the lives of around a third of the population barely managing to exist on the subsistence level.

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