Month: April 2019

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Islamabad’s Out-of-school Children: Local Non-profit Shares State’s Burden

According to the Pakistan Education Statistics 2016-17 report, 44% of the 51.5 million Pakistani children between the ages of five and 16 are out of school.

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Pakistan’s Struggle Against Child Malnutrition

In 2011, only 42% of households at the national level were food secure, according to the nutrition survey. A majority of households experienced some form of food insecurity, with nearly 10% declared as “food insecure with severe hunger”. As of 2016, the cost of a basic nutritious diet was around Rs. 2,100 per capita per month. But nearly a third of Pakistan’s population lives below the poverty line of Rs. 3,000 per adult per month.