World Population Day 2019 is observed on July 11. The main aim behind having a World Population Day is to focus attention on consequence of population issues and how it affects overall development plans and programs. World Population Day was established by United Nations Development Programme in 1989
International days are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilise political will and resources to address global problems and to celebrate and reinforce the achievements of humanity. The existence of international days predates the establishment of the UN, but it has embraced them as a powerful advocacy tool.
Pakistan’s top court had also raised the alarming issue of over population and directed the government, civil society and religious scholars to take measures to control rapid population growth.
CM Punjab’s stance to tackle overpopulation
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Wednesday (July 10) in his message regarding importance of population day that, World Population Day’ reminded us to keep the population ratio according to the available resources.
According to a statement issued from his office, the chief minister said, “The population explosion will have to be controlled to protect the natural resources as the rising population has resulted in creating socio-economic problems.” “We have to arrange educational, healthcare and employment opportunities for every citizen but there is a need to think about the growing population,” said the chief minister.
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