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A rapidly growing population means ever-increasing demands for food, schools, health facilities, jobs and infrastructure, and rising pressure on the government to keep pace in providing these services at an equally fast pace.

What can Pakistan do to achieve sustainable population growth?

  • Promote public discourse on population dynamics as a core element in economic and social development.
  • Increase spending on population services: Pakistan's current spending of $ 1.0 per capita should be doubled to eliminate unmet need.
  • All private sector providers and outlets of the health departments must provide family planning services to improve access and information.
  • Sustain political commitment and increased accountability to ensure that the system is delivering and meeting the family planning needs of the constituents.