Other Measures to Tackle Poverty

An adequate consideration on the above five points then should be supplemented by: (i) evolving a social security mechanism finetuned to the requirements of vulnerable groups of the society. Here in case of Pakistan, attention should be paid as to how streamline the institutions of zakah and ushr, (ii) concerted efforts to raise public awareness through public debates and with the use of print and electronic media, and (iii) concrete steps for enforcing the child labour legislation, especially for the hazardous occupations.


Source: Poverty Alleviation in Pakistan: Present Scenario and Future Strategy, Mohibul Haq Sahibzada. Republished with permission. 

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