Enough is Enough


Today, October 17, 2007, is the 20th anniversary of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Bas Bauhat Ho Chuka (loosely translated from Urdu: enough is enough) is a Pakistani organization that is taking the initiative to raise awareness for poverty in Pakistan. According to the Dawn, the English-language newspaper of Pakistan, the organization will display a 10km long banner (6.21 miles) in honor of the International Day of Eradication of Poverty. According to the Inter Press Service, “people from every group of the society are signing this banner and 135 organizations around the country” have helped in gathering signatures from different areas in Pakistan. All this is being done to send a message to the Pakistani government that it has failed to achieve its Millennium Development Goals established in 2000 as “a promise to take solid steps to eradicate poverty” in Pakistan. For more information about the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty visit the U.N.'s related site. By: Mahreen Mehdi

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