National Symposium on Alarming Population Growth in Pakistan

No. of pages: 16

Publication date: 5 December 2018

Author: Law & Justice Commission & Ministry of National Health Services, Govt. of Pakistan

Publisher: UNFPA & Population Council

National Symposium on Alarming Population Growth in Pakistan: Call for Action. 5 th December 5, 2018. The symposium, called for by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court as part of the Human Rights Case No. 17599 regarding Pakistan’s alarming population growth rate as shown by the 2017 census. The first of its kind, it brought together over 800 national and international stakeholders from the government, private sector, development partners and diplomatic community including Mr. Imran Khan, Pakistan’s Prime Minister and Mr. Mian Saqib Nisar former Chief Justice of Pakistan. The historic Supreme Court decision on population dynamics has eight sets of recommendations (fully approved by the Council of Common Interest – CCI) covering legislation, financing, universal access to services, supply chain, behavioral change and mass communication, education will guide population/family planning policies and programmes in Pakistan. This renewed and unprecedented commitment by the government is for increasing CPR to 50% by 2025.