Holistic approach urged to control population growth

Holistic approach urged to control population growth

CHITRAL: The population Welfare Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa organized a one-day seminar at the University of Chitral in collaboration with the Department of Sociology of the university on Thursday.

The seminar was attended by a large number of faculty members, students and a number of locals connected to the department, says a press release.

Director General Population Welfare Department was chief guest while Prof. Dr. Zahir Shah chaired the session.

The chair stressed the need for a comprehensive and holistic approach to control the alarming ratio of population growth which is putting irresistible pressure on the resources of the country while the pure water depletion and construction of houses on agricultural land further squeezes the available resources.

The chief guest informed the participants that the aim of the seminar is to engage the youth to create mass awareness about the overwhelming issue of population growth.

He urged the students to become change agent and sensitize the masses about the problems created by the unchecked population growth.

Dr. Muhammad Rafiq, provincial coordinator United Nations Fund for Population Assistance (UNFPA), Dr. Aziz Jan, assistant professor in sociology at University of Chitral, also spoke.

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