The Poor Neighbor

Came across this article, “The Poor Neighbor” by William Dalrymple. Basically, the author’s saying that the media portrayal of Pakistan as the poorer is not completely accurate. “There is far less poverty on show in Pakistan than in India, fewer beggars, and much less desperation.” I really want to know more about this. My parents have always insisted that this is the case. Hearing stats about hunger in America, my mother said that from her observations and knowledge of Pakistan, desperate hunger did not exist there, despite poverty and lack of education. She says its because people have faith and feel a responsbility to ensure that no one is left hungry. I wonder…

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