Pakistan’s population is growing at an alarming rate. Overpopulation not only paves way for numerous economic problems but also promotes evil practices in society. Unemployment, food shortage, illiteracy and crimes will prevail in an overpopulated country. Though the population continues to increase; Pakistan’s ability to be self-sufficient remains poor. Over population is creating several problems in education sector which cannot cater to such a large number of people. The illiteracy rate is going up day by day. The employment sector cannot provide jobs to the entire working population and thus many commit crimes like theft to make ends meet. Immediate measures must be taken to control the population of our country. Masses should be made aware of how overpopulation can devastate our country’s economy. Methods of contraception must be introduced and the government should follow strict policies on family size. 

SAHIRA BALOCH, 

Turbat, August 2.