Overpopulation

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Asif Jan Mohammad

In 1950, five years after the founding of the United Nations and three years after the creation of Pakistan, world population was estimated at around 2,556,000,053. Now the estimates are 7.5 billion. Pakistan is counted among 10 top populated countries in the world with an estimated ratio of 4 percent per annum. The birth-rate is 50 thousands and death-rate is at least 12 to 16 thousands. There are many reasons of overpopulation including early marriage and lack of family planning. Both the Government of Pakistan and we, the Pakistanis, need to take the issue seriously and steps must be taken to foster awareness about the hazards of overpopulation.
—Turbat, Balochistan