Pakistan is One of The Most Charitable Countries in The World
The Stanford Social Innovation Review recently revealed in a report that Pakistan is one of the most charitable nations of the world, ranking amongst richer countries like Canada and UK. It reported that Pakistan gives more than one percent of its GDP, UK gives around 1.3% of its GDP while Canada gives around 1.2% of its GDP in donations. Pakistan also gives about twice the percentage of what India does in donations.
The Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy also conducted a study that proved Pakistanis spend around Rs 240 billion in charitable donations every year. Almost 98% of the population of Pakistan takes part in charitable activities whether by donating cash, other items or volunteering.
This comes as no surprise because of Islam and its teachings of Sadqa and Zakaat which is practiced by all the Muslims in Pakistan. Pakistanis are also a compassionate people who love giving and donating to those in need. However, most donations do not go through an organization and are conducted directly. That is not bad but to improve the social security net in the country, the study reports, people need to give more through charitable organizations.
Even being as generous as we are, to make more of an impact nationwide, we need to be able to trust our organizations and use them for our charitable donations. Meanwhile, organizations need to take steps to build trust and accountability in the community.Disclaimer:We do not allow users to post content which is copyright and We take strict actions against the users who post infringement content on our website.Although we do not host any content, users post embed videos from youtube, facebook, Dailymotion and Vimeo and are moderated before posting but we still take strict action against the copyright videos posted.If you are an official representative of any company whose videos are posted illegally on our website or you think some video infringe the copyright then you can simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org