Altaf Hamid Rao.
MIRPUR (AJK), (Parliament Times) : “Pakistan has emerged as 5th most populace Country in the world with 2.4% growth rate per annum. AJK is also faster Population growing region with relatively high density rate”.
This was disclosed by Consultant to the AJK government for population welfare and Secretary (Retired] of the State Population Welfare Department Raja M. Razaq in an interview to this Correspondent here Sunday on the eve of the World Population Day commemorated across the globe on Sunday.
He continued as saying “ since the world observes World Population Day this day of July 11 every year, the size of a nation’s population constantly entails serious repercussions for its development and operations.
Razaq said that the bigger a country’s population, the more difficult it was to develop at a quicker rate. As a result, managing overpopulation is essential, whether on a national or global scale, to ensure the long-term growth of our existing resources.
The Population Welfare expert further said that the substantial increase in population was driven mostly by an increase in the number of individuals reaching reproductive age and has been followed by significant changes in fertility rates, increased urbanization, and accelerated migration. “These tendencies will have far-reaching consequences for future generations”. Je added
Raja Razaq said that while observing the World Population Day every year, we need to advocate and adopt fir right based approach in family planning to create Twazin between the resources and the family size aimed at creating a vision to manage the ever growing population.
“The approach needs to be applied collectively not only to create genral awareness amongst the masses but also to take collective actions to achieve the objectives laid down in CCI Approved recommendations in true spirit”, he concluded.