Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar warned on Wednesday that the population of the country will reach 45 crore in next 30 years if not controlled timely.
While addressing a symposium hosted in Supreme Court (SC) on population control, the CJP maintained that the resources are limited in the country but population rate has risen significantly
“We have to control the population. It is the symbol of Pakistan’s survival. We have to take this issue seriously,” Chief Justice emphasized.
He went on to say that knowledge is the foundation of any society.
“The nations who gained knowledge went through development while those who fell lack education,” CJP said.
He maintained that no attention was given to the system of water in the country. “Three-fourth of the water extracted from the ground goes wasted. In 2025, the water shortage in the country will take the form of crisis,” he asserted.
“Prime Minister Imran Khan should investigate why no dam was built in the country in the last 40 years,” said the CJP.
Matters regarding new demographic realities of Pakistan, family planning, mother and child’s health and advocacy campaign for population planning in the country were discussed in the event.
Prime Minister Imran Khan, Maulana Tariq Jamil, Provincial chief ministers, judges of SC, ministers and other officials including Azad Jammu, Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider legal fraternity, experts and government officials also attended the conference.