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How can Karachi’s population rise be controlled?

Sindh health minister explains Karachi Urban Plan to SAMAA Digital

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October 16, 2019


‘Pakistan’s population to rise to 403m in next 31 years’

Experts says attitude about raising children must change

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July 11, 2019


Pakistani couples have babies because of social pressure, says Tariq Jameel

Population hit 207m mark in last census

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December 6, 2018


Mustafa Kamal thinks the Sindh CM should have fought harder against the census results

“The Sindh CM should have taken up the case and should have fought for it,” said PSP chief Mustafa Kamal. “Instead, he became a partner in crime.”

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August 1, 2018


Snow leopard population can promise healthy ecosystem

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Mushahidullah Khan on Wednesday said that healthy snow leopard population can promise healthy ecosystem. Addressing an event organized by ‘Snow Leopard Foundation’ and Embassy of Kyrgyzstan in collaboration with Serena hotel in connection with International Wild life Day 2018, the minister said “I have very close link to…

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March 7, 2018


China’s Shanghai to battle ‘big city disease’ by limiting population to 25 million

A resident gets a haircut by the roadside in Shanghai, China November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song SHANGHAI: China’s financial hub of Shanghai will limit its population to 25 million people by 2035 as part of a quest to manage “big city disease”, the cabinet has said, reported Reuters. The State Council said on its website…

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December 26, 2017


New delimitations possible after census-2017 results notification: ECP

ISLAMABAD: Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Babar Yaqoob on Tuesday said that the Commission will be able to start its work on new delimitation after notification of results of national census-2017. In a media briefing, he said that it will not be possible for the ECP to complete its work on review on new electoral…

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October 31, 2017


Nigerian national thrashed by mob in India

A Nigerian national begged and screamed as he was tied to a post and thrashed by a mob in Indian capital Delhi, NDTV reported. The man was allegedly caught trying to rob a house in Delhi, which has a sizeable population of African students. After the brutal assault, he was arrested and jailed but his…

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October 9, 2017


Karachiites are being treated as Red Indians in their own country: Farooq Sattar

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) – Pakistan chief Dr Farooq Sattar lashed out at the ‘injustice’ done to Karachi in the provisional results of the 6th countrywide housing and population census. According to him, Karachiites are being treated as Red Indians and third-class citizens in their own country. Sattar was addressing the media at Karachi…

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August 29, 2017


Population census 2017: Men outnumber women in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The provisional results of the 6th Population and Housing Census 2017 point out to the fact that men in Pakistan are in larger quantity than women.  According to the press release of the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, the number of men in the country stand at 106,449,322 while the number of women are 101,314,780….

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August 25, 2017


8 takeaways from the population census 2017 results

By Shahjahan Khurram ISLAMABAD: The provisional results for the 6th Population and Housing Census 2017 of Pakistan are out and here are some takeaways from the facts and figures.  1. Pakistan’s total population has grown by 57% since 1998 Ever since the last census was conducted (1998), Pakistan’s population has increased from 132,362,279 to 207,774,520,…

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August 25, 2017


Country population to reach 242 mln by 2030: Economic Survey

ISLAMABAD: The population of the country is expected to reach 242 million by 2030 and half of the population will live in urban areas. The facts and figures shows that the estimated population in the rural areas decreased from 62.1 percent in 2013 to 59.46 percent in 2017. According to data available on Economic Survey…

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June 11, 2017


Three men, 96 children: Pakistan’s population booms

BANNU: Three men who have fathered nearly 100 children among them are doing their bit for Pakistan’s skyrocketing population, which is being counted for the first time in 19 years. But in a country where experts warn the surging populace is gouging into hard-won economic gains and social services, the three patriarchs are unconcerned. Allah,…

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June 10, 2017


6TH population census set to begin tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The first phase of the 6th National Population Census will begin in sixty- three districts across the country from Wednesday.      In this phase, the census will be conducted in sixteen districts of Punjab, eight districts of Sindh, fourteen districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, fifteen districts of Balochistan, five districts of Azad Jammu and Kashmir…

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March 14, 2017


With rocketing population, Pakistan to conduct first census in 19 years

Fast-growing Pakistan will conduct its first census in 19 years in March, the statistics bureau said on Thursday, hoping to end years of wrangling by politicians concerned about how a survey would affect the makeup of their local electorates. Changes could be significant in a country where 60 per cent of the population is under…

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March 3, 2017


CCI agrees on holding Census on March 15

ISLAMABAD: The Council of Common Interests Friday agreed on holding the national census on March 15 next year involving the House listing and Population Census in one go. The CCI meeting held here at the PM House also agreed that the Census may be held in two phases; with each phase to be carried out…

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December 16, 2016


35 pc of population of Pakistan is aged 0-14 years: Report

ISLAMABAD: Thirty five percent of the total population of Pakistan is aged 0-14 years, out of which 2 million are 10 year old girls. “State of World Population Report 2016” was launched on Thursday and this year’s theme is “how our common future depends on a girl at this pivotal age”, says a press release….

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October 20, 2016


Serious hunger level: 22% population under-nourished in Pakistan

Pakistan has been ranked as a country with “serious” hunger level with 22 per cent of its population undernourished on the 2016 Global Hunger Index. The report said though Pakistan has improved its ranking from a previous “alarming” hunger level among developing countries, it remains on the serious level. Pakistan is ranked 108 among 118…

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October 13, 2016


Global Hand Washing Day

Handwashing Day celebrates globally to promote washing hands with soap, and to teach everybody about the significance of hand cleanliness. Children should learn about complete hand hygiene today as part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s observance of the eighth annual Global Handwashing Day on October 15.  Students in schools and colleges take part…

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October 15, 2015


India Hindu population drops below 80%, Muslims ratio rises

ISLAMABAD: India’s Hindus have dropped below 80 percent of the population for the first time since independence and media had speculated the previous government deliberately delayed the release of the data because it showed a rise in the Muslim population. The census data shows that Hindus declined to 79.8 percent of the country’s 1.2 billion…

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August 26, 2015


Brazil prison population rockets to world's 4th largest

BRASILIA: The number of Brazilians behind bars has almost doubled in a decade, rocketing the South American nation to the world's fourth largest prison population, authorities said Tuesday. As of the first quarter of 2014 — the latest figures available — there were 607,700 people in prison in Brazil, according to a study by the…

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June 23, 2015

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