CJ dissatisfied with population control measures

Islamabad: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday expressed dissatisfaction on the measures being taken by the federal government concerning ‘exponential’ population growth in the country. The three-member bench of the apex court heard the proceedings of a case on population control. “This issue is far bigger than the need of dams,” he said, adding that advertisement launched by the government was not enough to control the population, and instead an “Action Plan” was required. He issued strict directives to the government for formulating the plan till January 14. “National issues cannot be curbed without controlling the rapid increase in population,” he said, adding that state’s resources have been depleting fast, and the land available for agriculture has been shrinking.