In Pakistan 11 million fewer women than men voted in the 2018 General Elections.

 

Half of Pakistan’s population with access to a 3G/4G network does not subscribe to mobile internet services.

 

Average income fell by 42% and the unemployment rate rose by 34% during first wave of the pandemic in Pakistan.

 

Only a third of Pakistani households have access to clean fuels for cooking, heating, and lighting.

 

Long term exposure to fine particulate air pollution, including smog, is shortening the average Pakistani’s life expectancy by more than 2 years.

 

The top ten percent of households in Pakistan own sixty percent of wealth and the bottom forty percent own no wealth.

 

Only half of Pakistani students in Class 3 can compute a basic sum and read a simple sentence in Urdu.

 

One-fifth of Pakistan’s population lives in its ten one-million plus cities.

 

More than a third of children in Pakistan are stunted.

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