Islamabad (July 03, 2018): A three-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has expressed dissatisfaction over steps taken so far at the federal and provincial levels to check the population growth.
Hearing a case pertaining to population growth on Tuesday, the Chief Justice regretted that no serious step has been taken to raise awareness amongst masses on the matter.
Declaring the growing population a time bomb, Mian Saqib Nisar said the country has no resources to provide better education, health and other amenities to its population.He emphasized that a uniform policy needs to be evolved to check the current trend of population growth.
Earlier, the additional attorney general informed the court that the population is increasing at the rate of two point four percent.
He said Pakistan is now the fifth most populous country and the population will double in the next three decades if the current trend of population growth persisted.
Earlier on June 22, Supreme Court of Pakistan sought a comprehensive report from federal and four provincial governments on increasing population.A larger bench of Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar heard a case of increasing population in Supreme Court Karachi registry.
The apex court questioned what measures were taken to control the population? Which positive impacts occur of population policy?
CJP said in his remarks that there are no resources while population is increasing rapidly, federal and provincial governments will have to prepare a comprehensive policy to control population.
Attorney general has been directed two months ago to inform measures which were taken by federal government, remarked Chief justice.