Tackle the Population Growth Challenge
Imran Khan and his team from PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) promised us:
We will deploy efforts to reduce the population growth rate for the health of mothers, children and families and the prosperity of Pakistan by reducing the impending burden on its resources.
With a population growth rate of 2.4% and one of the lowest contraceptive prevalence rate in the region of 35%, Pakistan will face extreme pressure on its natural and economic resources if the population continues to grow as it is.
We will ensure the adequate availability of contraception to all married women of reproductive age (MWRA) through the population welfare and healthcare network of Basic Health Units, Lady Health Workers and Community Midwives.
We will build on the existing consensus from religious leaders of all major schools of jurisprudence on using temporary birth spacing methods and publicise their endorsement at the community and household level.
We will revitalise national family planning programmes, including providing air-time on national television to promote behaviour change and increase uptake and continuation of contraception.
We will undertake important structural reforms to ensure coordination between the Departments of Health and Departments of Population Welfare to ensure that expecting mothers and new parents are counselled on family planning.
You can read these promises in the complete manifesto document released by PTI available HERE in English and HERE in Urdu.
Below will be / are the actions by Imran Khan and his Governance as a step towards fulfilling this promise: