NEW YORK: Pakistan’s population is expected to exceed 300 million by 2050, a major contributor to world’s expected population of 9.7 billion by the same year, according to a United Nations’ report.
Pakistan’s current population stands at 188 million, whereas in July 2015, world population reached 7.3 billion.
The findings were revealed in a report released by Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations.
The report states that between 2015 and 2050, half of the world’s population growth is expected to be concentrated in nine countries, including Pakistan, India, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America, Indonesia and Uganda.
The 2015 revision forecasts population trends on global, regional and national levels indicating that populations of six of the 10 largest countries in the world are expected to surpass 300 million, which include China, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and United States of America.