An Analysis of Injustice as Dimension of Poverty in the Pakistan’s Perspective

Qais Aslam


Pakistan's Vision 2025 demonstrates to improve the economic growth and eradicate poverty. It is observed from literature that poverty has different dimensions, it cannot be limited to monetary deprivation but it should have extended to all its possible dimensions. In order to eradicate the poverty, it should be clearly defined in all aspects. In literature poverty is pronounced as multi-dimensional phenomenon, and also measured in different dimensions like health, education, living standard, and social and political aspects. In presence and discussion of these poverty dimensions, there is one important dimension of poverty which is commonly perceived but not yet discussed in literature. This missing aspect of poverty is lack of justice or injustice in society, this concept is so important that it is the root cause of all other problems. The objective of this research is highlight the judicial statistics in Pakistan, and to suggest that injustice also is dimension of poverty. For the comparison and elaborate the need of focusing on judicial problems, the secondary data obtained from the survey of more than 46000 people in 45 countries. It is observed that 80 to 89 percent of peoples involved in judicial process belong to top five countries; Pakistan is at second position among the selected 45 countries. Statistics show that 85% people in Pakistan involved in litigation process, this is alarming position in current scenario, and require much attention from policy makers and Government toward judicial sector. Public trust on Government institution shows the trust of people on their government, but this indicator is also poor in Pakistan, only 14 percent people use government institutes as 3rd party in their disputes resolution. Justice should be quick in society, Pakistan is lowest in this ranking, and 67% of registered complaints are under litigation process. Here the underpinning question has been answered that either the injustice is the cause of poverty or poverty creates injustice. So it is concluded that to eliminate the poverty, it is prior condition to define the poverty in all its dimensions, access to justice is the fundamental right of people living in society, and is also the root cause of many other problems, so it should be included as the part of poverty when to define the poverty. A problem can only be solved, when it is defined in proper and complete essence.

Keywords: Poverty, Multi-Dimensional, Access to Justice

DOI: 10.7176/JPID/51-02

Publication date: November 30th 2019


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