Dancing around the fire is not the solution to any problem.One should try to see beneath the surface in order to grasp an idea about the basic issue. Despite a steam of strong words and Family Planning Programmed introduced by the governments of many countries of the world, population is still increasing at an alarming especially in the third world countries.
Pakistan is also facing the dragon of over population. This problem has given rise to multidimensional problems in our country. At present we are scarce in resources and it has become difficult for the government to meet the rapidly growing needs of the huge population with its scarce resources. The growth rate of Pakistan is very high and is among the highest in the world. Since partition in 1947, the population of Pakistan has become more than tripled. Every year almost four million people are added to already over burdened economy. This yearly increase in our population is equal to the total populations of any countries. This rapidly growing population has really created an obstacle in the way of our economic progress. The massively increasing population has almost outstripped the resources in production, in facilities and in job opportunities.
It is estimated that if the present growth rate prevails, then the population of Pakistan will be double by the year 2020. This is , in fact, an alarming situation, Even today at the population of 140million it has become difficult for us to provide basic necessities of life to the majority of the population. A great number of people have no access to the health services. The safe drinking water is also not available at many places, many people do not have the sanitation facilities, a lot of children are not provided the primary education and illiteracy rate is very high among the adults. According to a report issued by united Nations about four million people are living below the poverty line.
The genesis of the situation...
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