Doctors in rural areas to educate people on population

January 18, 2012 • Daily Email Recap

Please see this article from Pakistan Today, highlighting tactics Pakistani officials in the state of Sindh are employing in their work to stabilize their population:
‘Doctors in rural areas to educate people on population control’
Sunday, 15 Jan 2012 11:31 pm

KARACHI – The Sindh government has launched an advocacy programme on reproductive health issues in the rural areas of Sindh for which it has signed an agreement with doctors and homeopathic practitioners working there to educate the masses, Population Welfare Department Secretary Mumtaz Ali Shah said on Sunday.

“The Population Welfare Department has come exclusively under the control of the province instead of being handled through the federally-centered departments,” he added.

“Federal ministers and departments have their role to play in population welfare, but after the start of a province-oriented Population Welfare Department, the whole programme is customised as per the needs and requirements of the province.”

Speaking to a group of journalists, Shah said that a Population Council would be set up with the chief minister and the population welfare minister as its chairman and vice chairman, respectively.

“The Sindh government is negotiating with stakeholders to prepare a unique population policy so that we can make a infrastructure for this department,” he added.

“In short, everything is going well and we hope to achieve the desire targets with more discipline and efforts in the least span of time.”

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