Min­is­ter stresses need to con­trol pop­u­la­tion

Pakistan Today (Karachi) - - KARACHI - PPI

Pro­vin­cial Min­is­ter for Pop­u­la­tion Wel­fare Mir Mum­taz Hussain Jakhrani has said that an ed­u­cated, highly pro­duc­tive, healthy pop­u­la­tion is more im­por­tant than a pop­u­la­tion with rapid growth that leads to poverty, il­lit­er­acy, anx­i­ety and ex­trem­ism.

“We are co­or­di­nat­ing with all stake­hold­ers and opin­ion lead­ers in­clud­ing ulema, mashaikh, politi­cians, teach­ers, and oth­ers to achieve our tar­gets,” he said.

The min­is­ter was ad­dress­ing a brief­ing ses­sion for Sindh Assem­bly mem­bers on Mon­day.

The pop­u­la­tion min­is­ter re­quested all MPAs to use their po­si­tion and in­flu­ence in their con­stituen­cies to per- suade peo­ple to visit fam­ily wel­fare cen­tres. He added that all the MPAs were also wel­come to visit the cen­tres and sub­mit their sug­ges­tions and com­plaints re­gard­ing the fa­cil­i­ties if they had any.

“It is our re­spon­si­bil­ity to make this coun­try pros­per. If we want sus­tain­able devel­op­ment we must con­trol our pop­u­la­tion in pro­por­tion to our re­sources, at least. This is a very cru­cial and sig­nif­i­cant cause, to which Mo­htarma Sha­heed Be­nazir Bhutto was also com­mit­ted.” Jakhrani said.

The brief­ing was at­tended by Deputy Speaker Shehla Raza, Nisar Khoro, Nasir Shah, Sikan­dar Mendhro, Sikan­dar Shoro, Kha­tu­mal Jeva, Mur­taza Baloch, Erum Khalid, Re­hana Laghari, Robina Kaimkhani, Samar Ali Khan, Azra Fazal Pechuhu, and oth­ers.

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