DEC 23, 2019| ISLAMABAD| HANDOUT
Chairing the 1st meeting of the Federal Task Force on Population at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on Monday, President Dr. Arif Alvi has said that the dream of prosperous Pakistan could not materialize without having effective management of population growth.
Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Inter faith Harmony Pir Noor ul Haq Qadri, Adviser to the PM on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood, Special Assistant to the PM on Health Dr Zafar Mirza, Special Assistant to the PM on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar, Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar, Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah, Chief Minister KPK Mahmood Khan and Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan were present during the meeting. During the meeting, various items of the agenda came under discussion and a number of decisions were made to streamline the efforts to realize results at faster pace.
The President said that Ministry of National Health Services and Provincial Governments should have close collaboration in this regard to ensure its success. He underlined the need for coordinated and robust media campaign to highlight socio economic challenges ahead if the current pace of population growth was not managed on priority basis. Moreover he emphasised the importance of mosques and role of ulemas in creating awareness amongst the masses. He stressed on the Federal and Provincial offices to coordinate implementation of the Action Plan and to make a success.