President Dr Arif Ali says in order to promote sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development, the world needs to address the issues related to population, including poverty, health problems and illiteracy.

In his message on World Population Day, the President said the objectives can be achieved if we are able to narrow the gap between alarming disparities and biases in gender, age, origin, ethnicity, disability, class, and religion.

The President said we need to work together very closely to achieve agenda 2030 by anticipating and understanding the way our population is changing.

Arif Alvi said Pakistan has given top priority to the subject of population and its development.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif says World Population Day, being observed today (Monday), underlines our shared challenge of rendering populations into demographic dividends through policies that ensure socio-economic rights.

In a tweet today, he said we are working toward aligning our development priorities with needs of our people on long-term basis.

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