ISLAMABAD  - The media could play a vibrant role in sensitising the concerned quarters about the hazards of population explosion, especially the law makers and decision makers by helping them to set their priorities regarding this critical issue related to future of the country.

This was said by speakers during consultative meeting on the topic of ‘The Role of Media to Make Governance Elite Socially Responsive’, held here on Sunday by Contech Consortium under Apna Pakistan campaign.

They said that the  rapid and imbalanced population growth devours the economic growth and development and thus, makes all the positive interventions in social sector ineffective.

The speakers said that as a result of unchecked population growth, a large portion of the population have to live below poverty line besides continued insufficient delivery of public services including health, education and social safety nets for the downtrodden segments of society.   Earlier, the key experts from social sector presented the facts about various services, quality of life as well as state of governance and other social indicators having converse relationship with the rate of population growth in different societies. Dr. Mian Naeem-ud-Din from Apna Pakistan explained the issue under discussion by presenting practical impacts of the over population.

He said that media has an instrumental role to play to make population an area of prime concern of the decision makers.