Sindh constitutes task force to tackle population growth
KARACHI: In pursuance of Council of Common Interest (CCI) decision, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Friday constituted Sindh Population Task Force to devise sustainable development goals strategies to tackle population growth.
According to the notification issued on Friday, the Sindh Chief Minister will be the chairman and health and population minister will be the cice-chairman of the task force.
It is pertinent to mention here that the task force will devise short term (2020), medium term (2023) and long term (2030) strategies for stabilization of population growth.
The body will review report on population dynamics affecting economic development in the province and take policy decisions so as to reduce fertility and to increase uptake of family planning.
The Council of Common Interest (CCI), on November 19, had decided to constitute national and provincial task forces to check rapid growth in the country’s population.
The decision came during a meeting of the CCI with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair.
The meeting considered the issue of rapid population growth which currently stands at 207.8 million with a growth rate of 2.4% per annum.
The prime minister will head the task force at the national level while respective chief ministers at the provincial levels and the process of establishment of the task forces will be completed in 48 hours, according to a statement issued by the PM Media Office.