Pakistan: Small Declines in Population Growth and Fertility Rate

JAMILA ACHAKZAI WRITES IN THE NEWS:

The country’s population growth, crude birth, fertility and infant mortality rates have improved over the last one-year with the government attributing the phenomenon to better provision of health and population welfare services to people.

According to the latest Economic Survey of Pakistan, the country’s population growth rate declined from 2.05 per cent in 2010-11 to 2.03 per cent in 2011-12, while the crude birth rate dropped from 27.5 (per thousand) to 27.2 (per thousand) and the total fertility rate from 3.5 per cent to 3.4 per cent during the said period. READ MORE.

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