World Population Day: Pakistan’s population growing at high rate of 2.55%

NationalWorld Population Day: Pakistan’s population growing at high rate of 2.55%

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan is fifth most populous Country in the world with a population of 241 million (Census 2023), growing at a high rate of 2.55 percent.

With this current population growth, Pakistan’s population is projected to reach 263 million by 2030 and 383 million by 2050.

   

This rapid Population growth rate presents significant challenges to our national development, straining our resources.

The World Population Day is observed on July 11 every year to raise awareness of population issues and promote solutions that guide towards a sustainable future.

The day commemorates July 11, 1987 when the world population reached the five billion marks. The occasion affords the opportunity to educate the public, to mobilize political will and resources to address population issues.

This year, World Population Day is being celebrated (July 11, 2024) with the theme “Embracing the power of inclusive data towards a resilient and equitable future for all”.

In the above context, the Prime Minister’s Coordinator to the Prime Minister on National Health Services, Regulations, and Coordination Dr. Malik Mukhtar Ahmed said that we have made significant strides. Since 2019, the CCI decisions based National Action Plan on population has been a guiding road map for federal and provincial governments to work towards achieving sustainable population growth rate.

Dr. Malik Mukhtar Ahmed said that effective implementation of the National Action Plan on population is critical step towards ensuring population stabilization in the Country.

Under the National Action Plan, the establishment of federal and provincial task forces on population reflects the highest level of commitment to population management, he said.

The Spokesperson Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination is organizing a seminar on July 11, 2024 at Best Western Premier in Islamabad.

The Seminar will assemble the federal and provincial ministers, diplomats, implementing partners, representatives of NGOs & INGOs, development partners and media persons among others. Coordinator to PM on Health will grace the occasion as Chief Guest.

The Federal Secretary for Health will deliver a speech as a key note speaker at the Seminar.

The Speeches/massages by the UNFPA Representative, High commissioners/Ambassadors of different Countries.

The Brand Ambassador of population will also address the Seminar.

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