Health minister calls for working towards sustainable, balanced growth
ISLAMABAD: The last census showed that in 20 years, Pakistan’s population had grown by 57 per cent at a rate of 2.4 per cent per year. If the situation continues unabated, the country’s population may well double by 2050.
This was warned by Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Zafar Mirza while addressing some 70 legislators from the upper and lower houses of parliament during a national dialogue on Pakistan’s population challenge. The dialogue had been co-hosted by the Population Council and the Health Ministry and was supported by the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) in Islamabad on Wednesday.