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Primary Causes Of Increasing Number Of Beggars And Its Impact On Social Evil On Nation As A Whole : A Case Study Of Pakistan.

Byline: Shamim Soomro and Badar uddin Soomro


In this paper, an attempt has been made to discuss the issue of ,,Increasing Number of Beggars in Pakistan . Firstly, the problem of beggary has been described with respect to Pakistan with the help of the available statistics.

Then, the causes of beggary have been discussed with special emphasis on the primary causes which are increasing levels of poverty, social factors, medical and biological factors, criminal mafias as well as the influx of Afghan refugees. This is followed by a detailed explanation of the impact which this social evil has had on the nation as a whole. The effects include stained image of the country in the international arena, social problems, economic problems as well as the rise in criminal mafia groups. Finally, a few recommendations have been laid out to combat this menace, which include - reduction in poverty, social development, and formation and implementation of a strong legislation to curb down beggary as well as the criminal mafias.

Keywords: Beggary, Poor, Poverty, Social, Economic, Mafia

Acknowledgement: Author would like to thank the editors and anonymous referees for their comments and insight in improving the draft copy of this article. Author further would like to declare that this manuscript is original, has not previously been published, not currently on offer to another publisher; and willingly transfers its copy rights to the publisher of this journal.


The material presented by the author does not necessarily represent the viewpoint of editors and the management of Khadim Ali Shah Bukhari Institute of Technology as well (KASBIT) as the author institute.

Received: Fri Feb 08 2013 14:35:02 GMT+0500 (PKT); Revised: 16 Feb, 2013; Accepted: 20 Feb, 2013; Published: 27 Feb 2013

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Publication:KASBIT Business Journal
Geographic Code:9PAKI
Date:Dec 31, 2013
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