Bevölkerungswachstum in Pakistan

After two decades, a census in Pakistan. The picture is grim

Contentious, disputed, but finally completed, 2017 survey reveals a country confronted by unchecked population growth

September 4, 2017
Pakistan’s people problem: Provisional census results have confirmed what had long been feared – the country’s population has ballooned by 57% in the last two decades to 207.8 million – making it one of the world’s most populous nations, Kamal Siddiqi writes. Reluctantly conducted after an order from the Supreme Court, the sixth census was delayed by almost two decades. Governments had long dragged their heels for reasons including the law and order situation – census workers have been killed in various locations – and a lack people or funds to conduct the exercise.“

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