A resolution over rapidly increasing population was tabled in the Punjab Assembly on Thursday. The resolution was forwarded by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) member Mussarat Jamshed Cheema. The resolution demanded action from the Population Welfare Department on emergency basis.The special aide to the prime minister on health said there was a need to change the ideologies surrounding the overpopulation issue as controlling the population helps resolve various problems. Special aide Dr Zafar Mirza was speaking at a ceremony on Thursday in the federal capital. He was shedding light on the issues related to the overpopulation. In few decades, the population of Pakistan has increased by 6 percent and it is not only the responsibility of the government to curb overpopulation, he said.Mirza stressed that the approval of people is required to tackle with the issue of population’s over-growth. The resolution was submitted when the world is commemorating the population day. In 1989, the United Nations introduced the specific day to create awareness among nations about the rising issue of overpopulation.World Population Day seeks to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues. First observed in 1989, it was established by the then UN Development Programme Governing Council. It was an outgrowth of the interest generated by the Day of Five Billion, which was observed in 1987. The world population increases annually by 113 million approximately every 21 months. This year’s observance of World Population Day calls for global attention to the unfinished business of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development. Many years have passed since that landmark conference, where 169 governments recognized that reproductive health and gender equality were essential for achieving sustainable development.