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Public awareness walk held in Rawalpindi on World Population Welfare Day

Rawalpindi: (Parliament Times) World Population Welfare Day was marked by organizing public awareness walk from Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi to Siddiqui Chowk on Wednesday. Population Welfare Officers, Social workers, volunteers, doctors, para medical and nursing staff members and people from cross sections of society actively participated in the event. Participants displayed banners, posters and placards inscribing slogans of family planning, reproductive health, birth spacing according to natural resources, public health and population welfare for awareness masses.
Divisional Coordinator Population Welfare Department Rawalpindi Shereen Sukhan, addressing on the occasion stressed the need for expansion of knowledge about reproductive health and asked media persons to highlight issues relating to population explosion. She said that family planning is a human right and it is imperative that family planning facilities should be availed by the couples according to their needs and requirements.
Dy. District Population Welfare Officer, Rawalpindi Zaheer Baber informed that six mobile family planning units rendering services in both urban and rural areas while reproductive health field camps were being regularly held to facilitate health services.
Later, a media orientation session was held and salient features of population planning were discussed on the occasion.

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