By not focusing on human development and population planning, we are fostering alienation and making way for implosion.
There is no conversation on population growth.
When the next census takes place, it must be with the right intent, full preparation and transparency.
A situation which could have been avoided can now exacerbate regional and ethnic inequalities and tensions.
It is unacceptable to shift the blame for policy failures onto the people.
Let’s have campaigns with clear, honest messages before conspiracy theories take over.
Pakistan’s leadership has a unique chance to reject the current abnormal to capture a new normal.
The lack of data is producing multiple speculations.
The warning signs should be enough to shred our veil of complacency and shake us out of our endless slumber.
It is important to take a message of hope to the population conference being held in Nairobi next month.
Is our population growing so fast because we are poor or, are we poor because of our high birth rates?
Population is always considered a red-hot button, to be tackled later.
On Mother’s Day, it is worth reflecting on our values regarding women’s lives.
The alleviation of scarcity would be short-lived unless the number of consumers also stabilises.
A reduction in fertility could markedly improve per capita water availability.
Bureaucrats and politicians have yet to recognise the urgency of tackling the population challenge.
Contrary to popular perception, religious leaders are not averse to birth spacing.