AJK to host grand awareness seminar on population planning on Oct. 29.


MIRPUR (AJK) -- Under the spirit to raise awareness among ulema and scholars on population planning, Azad Jammu and Kashmir Population Welfare Department is all set to host a seminar for religious scholars and Academia on Family Planning in the perspective of Islam here on Tuesday - October 29.

'The grand ceremony of regional and national significance is being held under the auspices of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in coordination with Federal Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination, Govt of Pakistan', Secretary Population Welfare Department of AJK government Raja Muhammad Razzaq said.

The AJK minister for population welfare, information technology and technical and vocational training Dr. Mustafa Bashir Abbasi will be the chief guest on this occasion to be presided over by Prof. Dr. Habib ur Rehman, Vice Chancellor of the State-run Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST).

Unveiling the salient features of the scheduled grand seminar, Raja Razaq said this would be the third activity in AJK next to the two identical events recently held in the state's capital town of Muzaffarabad as part of series to raise awareness among ulema and scholars for ensuring their due vibrant role over the population planning and welfare to avert the future challenges the country may faced with, he added.

Raja Muhammad Razzaq Secretary Population Welfare Department said alarming population growth in the country had emerged as a serious challenge for both policy makers and policy implementers.

Pakistan, he underlined, has reached at the highest...

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