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Pakistan, Poverty, Good Governance, Development.


Poverty is a multi-dimensional concept, not just lack of food consumption but also of the lack of opportunities to spend a moderate life including education, and healthy life. Poverty and inequality in Pakistan created many obstacles that hamper the way of good governance. If the economic policies and growth are not pro-poor then poverty would rise in any society including Pakistan, even in the presence of good governance. The rising poverty rates in Pakistan badly affected and declined the value system in society very rapidly which ultimately paved way for manipulation and exploitation. Poverty and hunger lead to crimes, social disorder and intoxication in Pakistan, while good economic condition protects human beings from such evils. In Pakistan, education is the primary source of human capital earning and accumulation that plays a very important role, but unfortunately, the literacy rate is also very low. Education increases the production and proficiency of human resources and thus produces skilled and capable manpower, talented enough of leading the economy in the direction of sustainable development and create competence which is just like a magnetic field contributing to good governance. Likewise, economic development leads to mental satisfaction which also strengthens good governance. This paper is an attempt to explore the relationship between poverty and good governance and analyze the impacts of poverty on good governance in Pakistan.
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