Punjab Minister for Population Welfare Col R Hashim Dogar has stressed upon the need to address the issue of population increase seriously.
He has said that the burgeoning population is a great threat to national development. In his message in connection with World Population Day the minister expressed his concern that with this ratio of population increase no country can make progress.
Hashim Dogar said that considering this intense issue the Punjab government is taking strong measures. For making the efforts, effective the budget for FY 2021-22 has been increased upto 2100 million rupees.
He further said that proper spacing among the birth of children is important. For natural gap mothers should feed their children for almost two years, which is also a basic right of a newborn. For a healthy nation, a healthy mother is a must, he added.