LAHORE: Provincial Minister for Population Welfare Begam Zakia Shah Nawaz has said that before time birth is due to unreasonable interval in children.

She said that reasonable interval and following family planning is guarantee of best health of mother and child. She said that the lives of mother and child can be saved through family planning.

She expressed these views while talking to a delegation of doctors on the international day of early birth, today. Zakia Shah Nawaz said that the babies born before time are mentally and physically weak due to which they face problems. She said that the health of mother is also affected due to continuous pregnancy which sometimes results premature delivery.

The Provincial Minister said that the continuous pregnancy causes negative impacts on the health of mother and child. She said that suitable measures are being taken for creating awareness among the people about family planning so that the increase in death rate of mother and child could be control.