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CJP calls for full-fledged awareness campaign on population control countrywide

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan was informed on Thursday that the Council of Common Interests (CCI) has approved a policy, outlining strategy to control rising population growth rate in the country, ARY News reported. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar was hearing proceeding of the case after he returned to the country earlier in the day. “Additional attorney general has ordered formation of respective task forces at provincial level with an aim to take measures for containing burgeoning population”, the court was…

CCI decides to constitute task forces to check population growth

ISLAMABAD: The Council of Common Interest (CCI) on Monday 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…

Nearly half the world lives on less than $5.50 a day: World Bank

Despite progress in reducing extreme poverty, nearly half the world's population lives on less than $5.50 a day, with a rising share of the poor in wealthier economies, the World Bank said Wednesday. In a twice-yearly report, the bank took a broader look at poverty to see where countries were lagging, even though the share of those living in extreme poverty -- defined as earning less than $1.90 a day -- has continued to come down in recent years. Under the expanded criteria for poverty, the report found the number of…

Population sector needs immediate attention for economic growth: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday said the unchecked population growth was a major challenge in ensuring sustainable growth and needed greater investment. "The growth needs immediate attention of provincial governments and there is need for enhancing access and quality of service delivery in the sector especially for the people of far-flung areas," he said while talking to a delegation of Population Council in Islamabad. He also stressed for integrating these programs with health service…