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    Pakistan For Sound Population Management: Musharraf

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    http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/20...ent_478888.htm

    ISLAMABAD, July 11 (Xinhuanet) -- "Pakistan cannot be pulled out of poverty trap with 3 million additional births every year. Efforts to bring down the birth rate must be pursued vigorously through sound population management," President Pervez Musharraf emphasized here on Thursday.

    Musharraf made remarks while launching the first ever Population Policy of Pakistan 2002 aimed at achieving population stabilization by 2020.

    The policy was launched at a function held in connection with the World Population Day and to give away awards to those who made excellent contributions in population planning.

    Musharraf said population welfare program is a challenge and Pakistan has to win this fight for economic reasons and for the sake of social justice.

    He pledged that he and the government are firmly committed to making population welfare program a success in Pakistan.

    Musharraf said the country's population agenda will vigorously take the center stage of Pakistan's development.

    "We want regular monitoring of population growth to achieve the target of 1.6 percent by the year 2012," he said.

    He said spreading the message of small family norm is everyone's responsibility and presently 30 million couples are practising family planning in the country.

    He said he is in favor of introducing a special subject of family planning in formal and non formal education in the country.

    The Population Policy 2002 seeks to attain a balance between resources and population, increase awareness of adverse consequences of rapid population growth, reduce population growth to 1.9 percent by 2004, and to 1.3 percent per annum by 2020. Its long term objective is universal access to safe family planning methods by 2010.
    TERE BINA DIL NA LAGEY...PAKISTAN


    #2
    APRIL 6, 2002 NEWS PAPER

    Pakistan's Population Growth Down From 3.1% to 2.1%



    TERE BINA DIL NAH LAGEY...PAKISTAN



    [This message has been edited by Pakistani Tiger (edited July 14, 2002).]

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      #3
      Originally posted by Pakistani Tiger:
      Pakistan's Population Growth Down From 3.1% to 2.1%
      They must have caught that women who was doing all this.

      بِن دانا پانی میں جی لواں
      بِن انَک میں جی نہ سکاں

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        #4
        Originally posted by MiniMe:
        They must have caught that women who was doing all this.



        TERAY BINA DIL NAH LAGAY...PAKISTAN

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          #5
          Originally posted by Pakistani Tiger:
          APRIL 6, 2002 NEWS PAPER

          Pakistan's Population Growth Down From 3.1% to 2.1%



          TERE BINA DIL NAH LAGEY...PAKISTAN

          Population growth down by 2.1% from 3.1%, is a pretty good acheivement for Pakistan.

          GOD BLESS AMERICA

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            #6
            Originally posted by An American Angel:
            Population growth down by 2.1% from 3.1%, is a pretty good acheivement for Pakistan.

            GOD BLESS AMERICA
            Yep, it is but still a long way to go.

            NEXT TARGET: 1.6% growth per year

            TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT AT ME

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              #7
              PT

              Just curious, what's the total population of Pakistan?

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                #8
                Originally posted by An American Angel:
                PT

                Just curious, what's the total population of Pakistan?
                An American Angel

                Most of the Pakistanis, including me, believe that Pakistan's population is around 140 million.

                I've looked through pak.org and found this

                Source
                • Population : 135.28 million


                It's something around 135-140 million. It could be more than 140 million if you include Afghan refugees.

                But there's a positive sign for Pakistan as mostly Afghans are returning back to their home.

                Check this out


                Over 1.2 Million Afghans Return Home From Pakistan Since March

                ISLAMABAD, July 20 (Xinhuanet) -- Over 1.2 million Afghan refugees have returned to their homeland from Pakistan since a voluntary repatriation program began on March 1, three times more than that originally predicted for the entire year, local press reported Saturday.

                "The number of Afghan refugees choosing to go home has been staggering," Hasim Utkan, UN High Commissioner for Refugees representative in Pakistan, was quoted by as saying, "this is a mass movement of people that is based on expectations of peace and better lives in their homeland."

                Utkan emphasized that the international community now must ensure a speedy start of reconstruction in Afghanistan to increasestability and allow the quick reintegration of returnees into local life.

                "This is a repatriation driven above all by hope. Afghans should not be disappointed again," he said.

                Afghans constitute the largest refugee population in the world. On the eve of the repatriation program, the number of Afghans who had found sanctuary in neighboring countries was estimated at about 4 million, the product of successive waves of refugees fleeing Afghanistan over more than 22 years.

                When the UN refugee agency began its program of providing compensation for travel costs of those wishing to return to Afghanistan, it was expected that 400,000 refugees would move thisyear from Pakistan and the same number from Iran.

                On July 16, the total refugees registering to leave Pakistan reached 1,209,460 -- composed of 227,973 families.

                The UNHCR has now raised its prediction for total returns this year to 2 million and expects the flow back to Afghanistan to continue next year.

                Returns from Pakistan this month have been averaging more than 10,000 a day. On July 16, 10,344 individuals registered with the UNHCR to return.
                TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT AT ME

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                  #9
                  P.T

                  COOL!

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