Pakistan has made remarkable progress in lifting its people out of poverty in the last 30 years. But COVID-19 has dealt a severe blow to its economy and reversed all the gains it had made in its poverty eradication efforts. An estimated 10 million more people are expected to fall into extreme poverty from the existing 50 million poor people in the country.
Will the government under its leader, Imran Khan be able bring relief to the pandemic stricken poor communities in the country? And can the people of Pakistan cope with the devastating impact of the pandemic?