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.

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.

Peshawar Dispensaries Functional But Under-utilised

Islamabad – No new medical dispensaries were set up in district Peshawar in 2017-18 despite a claim that over 20 union councils in the district do not have a dispensary. The District Health Office Peshawar allocated a budget of nearly Rs. 237 million for the 36 dispensaries in the district in 2017-18, according to a … Continue reading Peshawar Dispensaries Functional But Under-utilised