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    Population Growth Rate Of Pakistan 2013

  • ‘Population growth rate has alarmed govt planners’

    4pc population growth rate revealed in the 2018 census has alarmed government planners, as it is much higher than the estimations used for development planning Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Sartaj Aziz said on Thursday...

    Mr Aziz was speaking at a reception held to welcome Population Council President Julia Bunting, who is on a three-day visit to Pakistan...

  • Uncontrolled population growth termed major threat to Pakistan

    UMERKOT: Uncontrolled population growth is a major threat to Pakistan while absence of prior consultations and institutional set-up, highly centralised approach, inadequate progress measurement and monitoring mechanism are the key factors for the failure and poor implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)...

    It was organised by a local NGO in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme...

  • Census results show 59.7pc growth in Karachi's population, 116pc in Lahore's since 1998

    Census data on the populations of the largest cities in Pakistan shows explosive growth in urban centres since the last census, which was conducted nearly two decades ago...

    According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics' data, the two biggest population centres, Karachi and Lahore, have seen some staggering growth since 1998: with Karachi's population growing close to 60pc to reach 14...

  • Population growth, illiteracy termed major causes of violence

    SWABI: Speakers at a youth convention here on Wednesday noted that increasing population and lack of education were major causes of violence in the society...

    Speaking on the occasion, Saeed Wazir said that if population was kept under control then people would get required facilities and would not resort to committing social evils...

  • ‘Population growth problem as critical as polio’

    ISLAMABAD: The rate with which the population is increasing is as critical an issue as is polio, said Minister for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar...

    At a press conference on Monday about the National Population Summit 2015 that will start on November 5, the minister said all strategies to curb population growth over the last 60 years had failed to deliver results...

  • After water issue, population growth grabs CJ’s attention

    ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday dropped hints that he may lead a campaign to raise awareness about the alarming rate of population growth in the country and ordered the government to convene a meeting of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) within 10 days for formulating a policy on arresting the population bomb...

    The chief justice, who was heading a three-judge Supreme Court bench, also gave a clear...

  • Task forces set up to control population growth

    ISLAMABAD: The Centre and the provinces on Monday decided to form task forces within their jurisdictions to control rapid population growth...

    8 million population in the last census as a benchmark to discuss the issue of population welfare and its control...

  • PM Khan, CJP Nisar to address symposium on population growth

    A day-long symposium on an alarming population growth in Pakistan is being held in Islamabad...

    Prime Minister Imran Khan and the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar will address the symposium to express "the nation's resolve to address the population growth in the country", reported Radio Pakistan...

  • World Bank projects Pakistan’s GDP growth rate at 5.5pc for 2017-18

    KARACHI: The World Bank projects that Pakistan’s GDP growth rate will be 5...

    In its Pakistan Development Update, a biannual publication shedding light on the state of the economy and its future prospects, the global lender said the economic growth rate projection assumes that oil prices would increase slightly and that “political and security risks will be managed”...

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