Pakistan has made another new record in its name. Pakistan tops the list of beggars in jail among West Asian countries. According to statistics, 90 percent of the beggars in jail are Pakistanis.
Pakistan has often been in the headlines for terrorism and the export of donkeys. Recently another feat has been achieved in the name of Pakistan. West Asian countries are also troubled by Pakistan regarding begging. According to recent information, it has been found that a large number of people have been jailed for begging in West Asian countries. Surprisingly, 90 percent of the people jailed for begging are from Pakistan. From these circumstances, it can be estimated what the internal situation of Pakistan will be like.
Countries like Saudi Arabia and Iraq have also requested the Pakistan government to stop the flow of beggary. Overseas Pakistanis Secretary Zeeshan Khanzada recently gave this information to a standing committee. Not only this, but most of the pickpockets arrested inside the Grand Mosque of Mecca are from Pakistan.
According to Pakistan’s Geo News Urdu, ambassadors of Iraq and Saudi Arabia have reported that Pakistani beggars travel abroad under the guise of Ziyarat (pilgrimage) on an Umrah visa and later beg on the streets. These individuals obtain visas and then resort to begging in other countries, he said. Flights from Pakistan to the Middle East are often completely filled with beggars.
A report has claimed that there are 16 lakh Pakistanis in UAE and 2 lakh Pakistanis in Qatar. Iraqi and Saudi Arabian diplomats have claimed that their prisons are filled with Pakistani beggars, saying the case is embarrassing Pakistan on the global stage.
Claim in World Bank report
Poverty in Pakistan increased to 39.4 percent in the last financial year, with more than 12.5 million people falling into poverty due to poor economic conditions.
Pakistan is engaged in exporting donkeys
According to the Pakistan Economic Survey (PES) for 2022-23, the donkey population in the country is expected to increase from 5.7 million to 5.8 million in 2022. This happened due to China’s demand. Pakistan is continuously exporting donkeys to China.