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with its 47.9 million population stands second largest and
with an area of 140914 Sq.Km stands third largest province
of Pakistan. Sindh is the most urbanized and industrialized
province of Pakistan. The population of Sindh increase 2.41%
annually since the census of 1998. The portion of Pakistan’s
Population in Sindh during 1951 was 18% which increased to
23% in 1998 and it is also increasing continuously due to
migration from other parts of the country and abroad.
Density of Sindh in 1951 was 43 per Sq.Km, which has also
increased to 340 per Sq.Km in 2017.
Welfare Department Sindh
Pakistan is one of the pioneers in this region in the family
planning program which was started in mid of 20th century.
1960 the Government of Pakistan started the National Family
Planning Program (NFPP) was run by Ministry of Health up
till 1965, afterwards separate semi autonomous body with the
name of “Pakistan Family Planning Board” (East Pakistan and
West Pakistan) was formed under the Ministry of Health which
run it till early 80s. in 1983 Population Welfare activities
was transferred to Provinces and they established
independent Population Welfare Departments. But the
programme was funded from federal government.
In 2010 after 18th Constitutional Amendment,
Ministry of Population Welfare has been devolved and its
functions transferred to the provinces. Consequent upon
devolution, provinces have taken over all the assets and
liabilities of the devolved subjects. Sindh is the first
Province to formulate Provincial Population Policy in 2016.
Sindh Population Policy 2016 Goals.
The policy envisions to.
CPR from 30% in 2015 to 45% by 2020.
the replacement level fertility i.e 2.1 births per woman
universal access to safe and quality reproductive
health/family planning services by 2020.
access to family planning and reproductive health
service to the most remote and farthest areas of the
province by 2017.
efforts to reduce unmet need for family planning from 21
to 14% by 2020
decrease in fertility level from 3.9 (2013) to 3.0
births per woman by the year 2020.
contraceptive commodity security up to 80% at all public
service outlets by 2018