Pakistan is one of only 15 countries worldwide with over 10 million older people. It is estimated that currently seven percent of the population (about 14 million) is over 60 years old.
The problem Pakistan facing abandonment and ill-treatment of the older people. This problem is compounded by several factors that emerge in a changing society, including the decline of the joint family system and immigration trends.
Negligence, loneliness and health issues are the major troubles that the elderly suffer from, some without any support from their families. Despite cultural traditions of caring for the elderly, the number of cases of elder’s abandonment is increasing in Pakistan with passage time.