The world population is on the rise and it is expected to increase further in the coming years. The world population right now is 7.6 billion, which is expected to reach 9.8 billion by 2050 according to a report by United Nations on World Population Prospects (2017 revision). Though there has been a decrease in the average number of births, but reduction in the number of deaths has increased the overall population of the world.
Pakistan is one of those countries whose population will increase significantly by 2050. Pakistan’s current population is 197.02 million and it is expected that by 2050 the population will hit 306 million mark. Pakistan is the fifth most populated country of the world and by 2050 it will be in the list of those 10 countries that will account for half of the world’s population.
The increase in population will bring more problems for Pakistan. The current population of Pakistan is already suffering and don’t have access to basic necessities.
Increase in population will further deteriorate the living conditions, unless the government will take necessary steps to combat these issues. Moreover, overpopulation will also increase pollution and will deplete natural resources.
Pakistan is currently facing water shortage as pure drinking water is not available in many areas of the country and if population increases then there will be more shortage of water and other natural resources like arable land.
In Pakistan, there are still fewer industries as compared to other countries in the regions which is why there are less job opportunities. Population increase will adversely affect the job market, which will eventually increase the unemployment rate in the country.