Pakistan: Population may hit 395 million in 2050
July 13th 2012
The population in Pakistan projected for 2050 may reach as high as 395 million if no further fertility decline occurs.
Thus, there is a dire need for lowering the current rate of fertility by implementing effective family planning programmes to take maximum benefit of the “Demographic Dividend” that Pakistan is presented with. That will also avert 3 million unwanted pregnancies each year, 500 maternal and 100,000 infant deaths annually.
The population size of Pakistan has more than quadrupled since 1950, reaching 180 million in 2010. Growth is expected to continue for several more decades, with the total possibly nearly doubling over the next century. This projection implies that the population will have multiplied approximately ten-fold between 1900 and 2100.
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