Entrenched poverty denies opportunities to millions of people, and undermines Pakistan’s long term stability and prosperity. Nearly one in ten of the world’s out-of-school children live in Pakistan. One in eleven children die before their fifth birthday, and 14,000 women die in childbirth every year. The population is growing by 3 million people every year and is set to rise by 50% in less than 40 years.
UK development spend in Pakistan is an investment in a more prosperous, more stable country that will not only help millions of poor Pakistanis, but will also improve stability and security in the region, and beyond.
Disclaimer: Country borders do not necessarily reflect the UK Government's official position.