IMMIGRATION to other countries is perceived as having multiple benefits compared to staying in Pakistan. Why does such an ideology persist? Economic woes are there, and tales of friends and family embarking on journeys to countries with more promising prospects fuel one’s desire to get away from the fast-eroding earnings.
Global wealth disparity extends beyond national boundaries, representing an uneven distribution of wealth among households and various groups worldwide. This phenomenon transcends the confines of individual nations, stretching across borders and impacting multiple countries. This disparity is shaped by a myriad of factors, including income and asset inequality, geographical disparities, and social and economic elements.
As of August 2023, the number of immigrants from Pakistan, according to official data, rose to above 540,000. This is a massive number, indicating that wealth disparity is rampant, and people seem to have had enough of it.
Muhammad Ahmad Gandapur
Published in Dawn, November 20th, 2023