KP becomes the leading province in poverty reduction in Pakistan

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KP becomes the leading province in poverty reduction in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD - The incidence of poverty declined significantly in Pakistan, where Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) saw the largest decline in poverty, followed by Punjab and Sindh while Balochistan remained the poorest province in the country, with a headcount poverty rate of almost 57 percent, says the World Bank (WB).

The WB in its latest report titled, “When Water Becomes a Hazard: The State of Water Supply, Sanitation and Poverty in Pakistan and its Impact on Child Stunting”, states that Pakistan has made significant progress on reducing poverty; improving dietary diversity and reducing open defecation.

Despite this, critical markers of child health – rates of diarrhea and stunting – still do not show any real improvement.