The population of Pakistan has gone up to 184 million this year from 119 million in 1990, a report said.
The latest report of the State Bank of Pakistan said the country’s population has increased to 184 million this year with an annual growth rate of more than two per cent, which makes up for more than 2.5 per cent of the world's population.
According to the report, the country’s contribution towards world’s population increased from 2.25 percent in 1990 to 2.69 percent in 2010.
The News reported Friday that Pakistan has got the highest average fertility rate for 2005-10 along with the highest household size (6.8) and the second highest density after India amongst the six most populous countries. India has a population of about 1.2 billion people.
“This is despite the fact that various governments have tried to contain high population growth rate,” the bank report said.
The report went on to say that Pakistan is currently in the third stage of demographic transition of moderate growth where birth rate and death rate both decline and the pace of increase in population gets slow.