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Religious scholars and media to create awareness about family planning: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced to launch a comprehensive campaign to check the population growth.

He was addressing the concluding session of one day national symposium on 'Alarming Growth in Population in Islamabad on Wednesday organized by the Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan.

The Prime Minister said under the campaign family planning and environment protection will be made part of curriculum.

He said on the pattern of Bangladesh and Iran, religious scholars will also be taken on board besides the media to raise awareness amongst the people about family planning.

Voicing concerns over the rapid increase in population, the Prime Minister specially thanked the Chief Justice of Pakistan for taking the initiative on this serious issue.

He said we have established task forces both at the national and provincial levels to ensure implementation of family planning programs. He said we are working in coordination with the provinces on the issue of population.