Essay on Over Population in Pakistan
In this essay paper I will introduce the concept of overpopulation and its definition in the literal sense. Then I will discuss its effects on the Pakistani economy and its impact on the agricultural sector. This will be followed by an analysis of overpopulation being source of other social evils. Then overpopulation will be discussed in the international scenario followed by a brief analysis of the causes of overpopulation. That will be followed by the efforts required at the individual land collective spheres. Finally the future course of action would be discussed with some recommendations and a brief conclusion.
Population explosion is a global problem. It is equally true of Pakistan. Every day we come across the oft-repeated phrase, ³Population Bomb is ticking´. A state based on Islamic ideology should be an ideal state. Since its inception Pakistan had to face the problems of illiteracy, poverty, pollution, unemployment, lawlessness & terrorism, inflation, loans, corruption, defective tax structure, government instability and many more chronic problems. Unless we achieve a control on population, these related problems will not be easily solved.
Pakistan and Overpopulation
At the time of partition, the area, which today comprises Pakistan, had a population of 33million. The following table shows population of Pakistan at different times since its inception.
Year Population (in millions)
Table-1 Comparison of population at different times According to experts, under the same growth rate, the population of Pakistan would be greater than that of China by the year 2035. Even after fifty-six years of its independence; Pakistan is still struggling to find a respectable place in the comity of nations. All the efforts made in the past seem to have gone in vain. Every sector of life today tells a sorry tale....