Islamabad: Pakistan has been strained in many problems since its independence. It also includes a fast growing population, which has put heavy burden on its resources. Pakistan is currently the fifth largest population in the world, whose population is 21.7 million and the population growth rate is 2.4 percent annually. Pakistan's population was 3.3 million in 1950 and it was ranked 14th in the world, but now it is getting increasingly dangerous. Pakistan is ranked 34th in the Human Development Index, it is ranked 147th in the world. Its population growth rate is about 1.90 percent.
Every family in Pakistan has an average of 3.1 children. Unfortunately, one after another governments did not pay attention to family planning and it was the indifference of successive governments. The rapidly increasing population always lags behind development. If Pakistan's population lived as much as it was during independence, then it would be more prosperous today.
Pakistan is facing a daunting challenge on economic development and poverty eradication. If Pakistan's population continues to grow at this rate, then it is likely to double in the next 37 years. This will make Pakistan the third most populous country in the world, while the area of â€‹â€‹land will remain the same.
Apart from the land, food production will also decrease, so that some portion of the land will be converted into residential plots. At present, one-fourth of the country's population lives below the poverty line, has a lower literacy rate and higher fertility rate, which is more in Pakistan than any Asian country.
There is a very disappointing situation in the government and civil society awareness programs, however, media is highlighting the importance of birth control. Because of this, Pakistan is facing many problems, including lack of drinking water, electricity and housing. In this way we will not be able to develop facilities in view of the growing population.
This will lead to a huge crisis of health, education, employment. UNESCO's new estimates said that in view of the current situation, one child of four Pakistani children could not complete elementary education till the 2030 deadline. It is a miserable situation, education facilities are not growing according to the population.
In Pakistan, higher reproductive capacity, less use of contraceptives, lack of family planning and marriage at an early age, preference of sons, lack of education of women and lack of women empowerment, religious restrictions, beliefs, tradition and entertainment activities Includes deficiency.
The most important of all these factors is that the government must have strong political will power to control population growth. Then the government can remove all obstacles in the way of family planning.