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Pak is Home to Nearly 3% of the World’s Total Population of 8B People

Pakistan is home to nearly 3pc of the world's total population of 8 billion people.

Global population surpasses 8B, with Asia contributing from 7 billion.

Pakistan’s population is growing at  1.9 percent annual rate and accounts for nearly 3% of the world’s total population. So a woman in the country has nearly 3.6 children on average.

POPULATION GROWTH:

Pakistan is one of the eight countries where more than half of the global population increase between now and 2050 will be concentrate.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, the Philippines, and the United Republic of Tanzania are among these countries.

The 8 billion mark is a turning point for humanity and a time for reflection. It is time for Pakistan to take stock and respond. Because figures alone may not provide the full view.

So Its time to look beyond the numbers and continue to rely on evidence-based decision-making.

Although the world’s 8 billion people have made substantial progress in terms of welfare and growth , with better health systems, less poverty, and fewer maternal deaths, but the gain was not share equally.

Socioeconomic disparities exist across provinces and regions. Access to health care, rights, and quality of life differ by population group.

LESSON FOR THE PATH TO PROSPERITY AND PEACE:

The universal lesson is that societies that invest in their people’s rights and choices are on the path to the prosperity and peace that everyone desires and deserves.

All efforts must prioritise women and girls but to bring the country on the path to prosperity, their reproductive health and rights, education, skill development, and employment must be emphasise.

Everyone must have access to family planning services, quality maternal health care, and relevant information.

DR LUAY SHABANEH ,UNITED NATIONS POPULATION FUND (UNFPA) REPRESENTATIVE (DESIGNATE) OF PAKISTAN stated:

“The power of choice can naturally move towards demographic and growth factors in the right direction. A right-based family planning campaign can change the scene to show economic development in terms of welfare levels and ensure gifted natural resources can be sustained for a longer period of time.”

SUITABLE PATH FOR THE COUNTRY:

Pakistan’s National Population Narrative on Population Growth has established a suitable direction for the country. It emphasises the importance of informed choice in family planning and the state’s responsibility to provide all citizens with the information and services.

Pakistan is among the few countries with detailed federal and provincial population policies and programme roadmaps. So Its time to put these plans into action.

All stakeholders must work together. so the birth of each child is pre-planned, safe and secure and the potential of each young one is observed.

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