Population Explosion In Pakistan

  • In most of developed as well as developing countries population growth has slowed down.But not so in Pakistan, our growth rate is double that of India and Pakistan for the last 10 years.

    I'm glad to see that Geo TV has tried to bring this issue in limelight.

    Part 1


  • Zia M,

    Most people on this forum want to discuss the grabbing or holding on to power. The power; that corrupts the innocent. Population Bomb, though a sexy term, is a boring topic that does not affect the powerful. As a matter of fact, population explosion is an opportunity for capitalists to further their consumerism and a vehicle for politicians to acquire power as long as the material is kept away from Mullah. Cell phone in every shack and the rise of PPP are the prime examples.

    By the way, has this bomb ever exploded in human history? Can a genius use it on its enemy or is it only a perceived suicide tanker?

  • Azizi,

    You are right.Capitalism is all about consumers and population growth is good for capital growth.

    So far, scientific discoveries have helped humans to live longer, and provided tools to sustain the population growth.Take the example of discovery of fertilizers without which this growth wouldn't have been possible.Similarly vaccines and advance in medicine has helped us live longer.

    Planet Earth, I think is very much like a living "organism".We have been overloading the system for a while now.Nature has its own way of balancing the ecosystem, the slow rise in the temp will eventually cause climate change resulting in more floods and tsunamis.

    So this "bomb" if you want to call it that has indirect consequences resulting in disasters, such as wars over resources, natural calamities and giving rise to poverty.

    Education, especially female education is the best and easiest way to tackle the problem of population explosion.

  • Population growth is no issue at all. If Americas doesn't get millions of immigrants every year both legal and illegal, its economy will collapse overnight. Same applies to Europe and Australia. Redistribution of wealth and resources is the solution as well as modest life style. This planet has adequate resources to last until the end of the world- next cataclysmic super nova.

  • Here is a quote from the movie "The Matrix", where Agent Smith, a computer program, describes humans:

    " I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You're a plague and we are the cure."

  • Our national problem is not our growth rate. Our country is potential enough to accomodate a lot more population. The problem is the criminal waste of resources by politicians and army generals.

    Our country is a poor country beacuse of the corruption not becuase of the population.