Pakistan a top country for philanthropy, says nation’s government official


Alliance magazine


Pakistan ranks among the top countries in the world for generous philanthropy, said Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman, the Governor of Punjab.

According to Governor Rehman, private philanthropy is a growing source of funding for middle and low-income economies, supporting public health, education, agriculture, clean water, and efforts to advance gender equality. The Governor was speaking at the opening of a charity hospital in Punjab, Pakistan.

‘The secret to living is giving,’ said the Governor.

Following the catastrophic flooding in Pakistan last year, donors poured in both from inside and outside the country to support flood victims. And the disaster giving followed an upward trend in giving in Pakistan: according to the Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy, donations from the corporate sector increased by 15 per cent between 2019-20.

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