When it comes to being generous Pakistanis are not going to lag. It is in our religion and traditions to be generous, kind and help others. Pakistani people are very generous when it comes to helping someone or giving charity. According to a survey Pakistani people do charity of around 2 Billion US Dollar annually. This is huge for a country like Pakistan where people are not yet getting their fundamental rights. It’s also been stated in the report that most of these charities are given to needy people in person, not to institutions.
Most of the people donate or do charity under the head of Sadaqh and Zakat. According to another report in tribune newspaper, Pakistan ranked in top ten generous countries of the world according to the world giving Index 2017. While in World giving index 2018 Pakistan is ranked number 8 in the category of helping a stranger.
Pakistan donates 1 per cent of its GDP in charity which is very near to wealthier countries like Canada, United Kingdom. Canada gives 1.2 per cent of its GDP in donation while the United Kingdom gives 1.3 per cent of its GDP. The report tells that 98% of Pakistani people contribute to charity. The charity or generosity is divided into particular groups, and those are monetary giving, in-kind giving, and time volunteered.
It’s been further stated that the 67 per cent of the donators told that they give charity to individuals while the 33 per cent said that they prefer to give charity to organisations. The report further states that the reason behind the people not giving charity to organisations is the lack of trust in organisations they feel more comfortable while providing to individuals directly because it satisfies them that their money is not being misused.