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World Population Day was observed on Tuesday, July 11.

This year's theme is "Family Planning: Empowering People, Developing Nations."

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif says the purpose of celebrating Population Day is to create public awareness about unchecked increase in population.

In his message on the day, he stressed the need to take effective measures to check rapid increase in population to maintain quality of life.

Shahbaz Sharif said Punjab government has launched several population welfare programmes.

Punjab Population Welfare Department has arranged walks, seminars in connection with the day in different cities.

Population Welfare Department district Jhelum organized a walk today in connection with World Population Day .

Speakers addressing on the occasion underscored the need for provision of better health and training facilities to women for dealing with family planning issues.

A large number of people from different walks of life participated in the walk.


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