Pakistan Observer

Pak population to increase 190m by 2015

Monday, December 24, 2012 - Islamabad—The population of the country would increase to nearly 190 million by 2015, to over 220 million by 2020 and to almost 275 million by 2050 while Pakistan retaining its position as the sixth most populous country in the world. According to ‘Situation Analysis’ of women and children in Pakistan jointly released by Planning Commission of Pakistan and United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), the current fertility rate is about 3.2 percent in the country and the population is growing at a rate estimated by some 1.57 percent a year.

The analysis revealed that at present two-third of Pakistanis are under 30 years of age, adding that only one another country Yemen, has more citizens under the age of 24. One is 3 Pakistanis are 14 years old or young which means that the country’s population will remain youthful for decades to come. The analysis further stated that number of young people in the age bracket of 15-24 will swell by 20 percent by 2020 and under 24 years old will be in the majority by 2030 and as late as 2050 the medium age is still expected to be only 33.—APP

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