LAHORE, December 29: Provincial Minister for Population Welfare Col. Rtd. Hashim Dogar has said that if population of Pakistan increases with this speed then in 2040, only Punjab s population would reach the level of 22 core.

With this proportion of population there will be a need of 7 schools in Punjab, 66million jobs and 35000 homes on daily basis. A seminar entitled “Provincial Sensitisation Seminar for Parliamentarians on FP and High Population Growth” by Population welfare department in collaboration with UNFPA.

While addressing the participants, the minister said that education, health, food and sanitization are our major problems that are increasing with every passing day. Hashim Dogar thanked to ULEMAS who are working with population welfare department to give awareness to the people about Family Planning in the light of teachings of Qur’an.

The minister also thanked to CM Punjab Usman Buzdar for increasing the funds of population welfare department after understanding the seriousness of this massive issue. Secretary Population Welfare, Uzma Kardar MPA, Sadia Sohail Rana MPA, other parliamentarian and officers from population department were also present there.

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