There is an average of 146 persons per square kilometer, but the density varies dramatically, ranging from scarcely populated arid areas, especially in Balochistan, to some of the highest urban densities in the world in Karachi and Lahore.About 68 percent of the population lived in rural areas in 1994, a decrease of 7 percent since 1970.In 1952 the Family Planning Association of Pakistan, an NGO, initiated efforts to contain population growth.
In the mid-1960s, the Ministry of Health initiated a program in which intrauterine devices (IUDs) were promoted.
Payments were offered to hospitals and clinics as incentives, and midwives were trained to treat patients.
In contrast, the number of people living in urban areas has risen substantially, resulting in an urban growth rate of 4.6 percent between 19.
More than half of Pakistan's population is below the age of fifteen; nearly a third is below the age of nine.
Yet throughout this period, the birth rate was fortyfour per 1,000 population.
On average, in 1990 each family had 6.2 children, and only 11 percent of couples were regularly practicing contraception.Pakistan's population is expected to double between 19.These figures are estimates, however, because ethnic unrest led the government to postpone its decennial census in 1991.Sexy Australians like the Hemsworth brothers may have influenced the second place results, while Pakistani men (hey Zayn Malik! Danish dudes and Spanish studs completed the top ten.Pakistan Table of Contents In early 1994, the population of Pakistan was estimated to be 126 million, making it the ninth most populous country in the world.The discrepancy is particularly obvious among people over fifty: men account for 7.1 percent of the country's total population and women for less than 5 percent.