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SC directs govt, civil society, religious scholars to tackle overpopulation

ISLAMABAD: Terming the country's booming population a “bomb,” the Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the government, civil society and religious scholars to take measures to control rapid population growth. An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar announced the verdict in a suo motu case pertaining to the unchecked population growth in the country. “The growing population is putting a strain on the country’s resources,” observed the court, stressing the need for a countrywide campaign to…

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…