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Pakistan 2008

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Pakistan 2008

  1. 1. PAKISTAN
  2. 2. HOME TO AN ANCIENT CIVILISATION , THE SITE OF SOME OF THE EARLIEST HUMAN SETTLEMENTS
  3. 4. SOME OF ASIA'S MOST MIND-BLOWING LANDSCAPES
  4. 5. the Indian subcontinent Afghanistan and Iran the Arabian Sea India
  5. 6. <ul><li>A MULTITUDE OF CULTURES </li></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>AND A LONG TRADITION OF HOSPITALITY </li></ul>
  7. 10. <ul><li>“ Where there is sunshine, there is also shade.” </li></ul><ul><li>-Kashmiri proverb </li></ul>
  8. 11. One in ten children does not survive their fifth birthday
  9. 12. <ul><li>with the majority of deaths due to: </li></ul><ul><li>diarrhoea, </li></ul><ul><li>Pneumonia, </li></ul><ul><li>or vaccine-preventable diseases. </li></ul>
  10. 14. <ul><li>Pakistan’s maternal mortality ratio </li></ul><ul><li>between 350 and 600 </li></ul><ul><li>per 100,000 live births </li></ul>
  11. 15. <ul><li>compared to 17 per 100,000 live births </li></ul><ul><li>in the United States. </li></ul>
  12. 17. <ul><li>Pakistan spends less than 2.5 per cent of its GDP on the education sector. </li></ul>
  13. 19. <ul><li>Just over half of the 19 million children of primary school going age are enrolled in primary education. </li></ul>
  14. 20. Three in ten children are chronically malnourished <ul><li>lack safe water and household sanitation </li></ul><ul><li>especially in rural areas. </li></ul>
  15. 22. <ul><li>Pakistan has been greatly affected by the increase in world food prices. </li></ul>
  16. 23. <ul><li>With the cost of staple food becoming a serious struggle for many. </li></ul>
  17. 24. Just over a third of Pakistani women are literate.
  18. 26. <ul><li>An estimated 3.6 million children under the age of 14 work </li></ul><ul><li>mostly in exploitative and hazardous labour. </li></ul>
  19. 28. <ul><li>Brick kilns ( bhatta) </li></ul><ul><li>The Peshgi system is a form of </li></ul><ul><li>bonded labour </li></ul>
  20. 29. <ul><li>which allows employers </li></ul><ul><li>to keep workers as virtual slaves. </li></ul>
  21. 30. <ul><li>Formally abolished 12 years ago </li></ul><ul><li>employers are trying to implement it again. </li></ul>
  22. 32. <ul><li>There are 1.8 million workers in brick kiln factories. </li></ul>
  23. 33. <ul><li>Most of the workers are illiterate and do not know how much money they are repaying. </li></ul>
  24. 35. <ul><li>“ Life is like a lamp flame; it needs a little oil now and then.” </li></ul><ul><li>-Kashmiri proverb </li></ul>

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