Population growth: Supreme Court announced verdict

Population growth: Supreme Court announced verdict

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday has directed the government, civil society and religious scholars to play their role in controlling the rapid growth in population.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar headed an apex court bench and announced its verdict in a suo motu case pertaining to the unchecked population growth in the country.

During the hearing, the bench observed that the growing population is putting a strain on the country’s resources and stressing the need for a countrywide campaign to combat it.

“This is the question of future generations. The entire nation will have to work together for family planning and wage a war against the population growth” bench observed.

Earlier on Monday, the apex court inquired about the credibility of population surveys and said any plan would go in vain if survey statistics were not accurate.

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said the population situation would be serious if the government didn’t implement recommendations of the task force, formed with a task assigned to control rapid population growth.