Population Welfare Department (PWD) Punjab in collaboration with the University of Education (UE) Lahore organized a Digital Conference in Connection with “World Population Week” under the Annual Development Program (ADP) Scheme, Strategic Planning Unit (2019-2-23) at UE Township Campus on July 21, 2022, in which Vice Chancellor, University of Education, Lahore Professor Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha (SI), Renowned Journalist Wasif Nagi, representatives of the Population Welfare Department, Punjab and other personalities from various walks of life participated.

Addressing the conference, Vice Chancellor University of Education, Lahore Professor Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha said that the solution to all the problems of the beloved country, including the rapidly growing population, lies in education. Due to the lack of education and awareness, the problem of population is increasing day by day. We are an agricultural country but unfortunately, we are unable to meet our food needs, we are forced to import wheat, pulses and many other food items. Our children are suffering from malnutrition, which is mainly due to lack of resources and this shortage is becoming alarming due to the rapidly growing population. He said that the best family planning is important not only for an individual or a family but for the entire country. So, we have to think seriously about how we can give our children a prosperous and healthy life.

The Vice-Chancellor said that the University of Education has always encouraged such positive activities and I congratulate the organizers for organizing this successful Conference and thanked the guests for their arrival. Addressing the conference, the guest speakers said that the purpose of celebrating World Population Week is to raise awareness about the problems related to the growing population in the world. Every individual should play his role for the prosperity of Pakistan, it is not only the responsibility of the government or any of its specific department. They said that serious measures for population control are the need of the hour.

At the end of the conference, Vice Chancellor, University of Education, Lahore Prof. Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha inaugurated the digital dashboard of PWD, Punjab. A large number of participants were present on this occasion.

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