Population welfare top priority of present govt: Info Minister
Says announcement of census manifestation of govt’s resolve to solve social problems.
Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb says the Prime Minister announcement to start census from March 15, next year is manifestation of the fact that the government wanted to resolve social problems on priority basis.
Speaking at a seminar titled "Population Dynamics: Key for Ensuring Sustainable Development Goals" in Islamabad she said that it was priority of the government to hold census before 2018.
The Minister said population welfare is one of the top priorities of present government.
She said without investment in human development, economic development is not possible.
She said media should come forward and fulfil its responsibilities towards human development issues.
She said state media including Radio Pakistan and Pakistan Television had over 90 per cent outreach which could be utilized for creation of awareness among the masses.