Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world with its population estimated at Its population growth rate of 2. Pakistan's population has increased by more than six-folds since the first post-independence census held in This massive growth in population possesses serious challenges for the country's socio-economic development. The high growth in population could be attributed to a number of factors.
Also read: Why the Covid crisis is an urban crisis. The report places South Asia among the fastest growing regions in the world and within the region, it marks Afghanistan and Pakistan as the fastest growing populations. Afghanistan has a faster growth rate than Pakistan, 4.
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