Rawalpindi - In connection with World Population Day celebrations, a poster designing competition was held under the auspices of Population Welfare department, Rawalpindi.

Thirty participants from Attock, Jhelum, Chakwal and Rawalpindi districts participated in the competition titled ‘Vulnerable Population in Emergencies.’

The officers of Population Welfare Department Zafar Iqbal Rehmani, Babar Zaheer, Dr Asma Mushtaq, Dr Sadia Qaiser, Dr Saima Rasheed, Arslan, Abdul Majeed and representatives of education, public relations and Rawalpindi Arts Council were also present on the occasion.

District Population Welfare officer Rawalpindi, Sheerin Shukhan talking to the participants said that World Population Day was being celebrated on July 11 to focus attention on the emergency and importance of population issue elaborating thematic background of world population day.

She said that women, children and young people comprise over three quarters of the 50 million people who have been forcibly displayed from their homes by conflict and disasters in most parts of the world.

She also spoke about the devastating effects of population explosion and said that in order to highlight the significance importance of population growth, a number of activities had been organized at grassroots level.

Deputy District Population Welfare Officer Rawalpindi Babar Zaheer informed that both male and female students from 16 to 21 years age group participated in the competition and winners would participate in final contest to be held at provincial level.