Uneven deveopment

LAHORE: According to a recent report titled, ‘South Asia’s Hotspots: The Impact of Temperature and Precipitation Changes ’, Sindh province is highly vulnerable to the change in the average weather in the region and Pakistan is among the top four countries to bear most of the impact of the change. The factors pointed at in the report are also alarming since Sindh followed by Punjab province is the highest contributor to the GDP. Furthermore, uneven presence of hotspots across the land implies that mostly people prefer to live in areas where they get employment and have better social services, so we see rapid depletion of natural resources in these areas.

This makes a strong case for the government to work for even development across regions to ensure dispersal of people in different areas. This will discourage concentration of people in few developed areas and also result in rational use of natural resources.

Amna Sohail

Published in The Express Tribune, July 4th, 2018.

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