Pakistan birth rate a ‘disaster in the making’ as population passes 207 million

Gulzar Khan and his 36 Spawn – remember the lefties bitterly complaining about the Duggars “carbon footprint”

For years, Pakistan’s soaring population growth has been evident in increasingly crowded schools, clinics and poor communities across this vast, Muslim-majority nation. But until two weeks ago, no one knew just how serious the problem was. Now they do.

Preliminary results from a new national census — the first conducted since 1998 — show that the population has grown by 57 per cent since then, reaching 207.7 million and making Pakistan the world’s fifth-most-populous country, surpassing Brazil and ranking behind China, India, the United States and Indonesia. The annual birth-rate, while gradually declining, is still alarmingly high. At 22 births per 1,000 people, it is on a par with Bolivia and Haiti, and among the highest outside Africa.


  • PaulW

    If we all live in a global community, as progressives like to maintain, then how about we, as citizens of the world, recommend that Pakistan and other such ridiculously fecund nations drastically reduce their birthrates? Actually, they ought to be forced to since their inability or unwillingness to control their own population will adversely affect other nations, not just them. But no, that would be racist, wouldn’t it?

    • Blacksmith

      Better keep them in their birth countries and they will self regulate.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    So, people aren’t their greatest resource?
    You mean they lied about that too?
    Why doesn’t America tie our visa issuance rates and foreign aid to sustainable birth rates and narrow wealth inequalities?
    That would just flatline immigration from these crap holes.

    • WalterBannon

      america needs a zero tolerance policy towards islam

      ban muslims from entry permanently, send back the ones who have not yet been given citizenship

      • Drunk by Noon ✓

        We need to keep the third-world out, not just the Muslims.

  • WalterBannon

    the last thing this planet needs is more Pakistani muslims

  • shasta

    Perhaps they are anticipating large loses in future wars.

  • marty_p

    Justin and the Liberals are rubbing their hands in anticipation of the potential increase in supporters.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    It all depends on how these children are raised. Pakistan is hardly a land of opportunity and those at the top apparently don’t give a shit.

    • UCSPanther

      I call Pakistan a place where the inmates run the asylum…

      • tom_billesley

        … a place where inmates inbreds run the asylum.

  • tom_billesley

    No matter how large the Pakistani community in Britain, parents prefer to arrange marriages for their children not to other muslims born in Britain, but to cousins or other members of their braderi (clan) born in Pakistan who can get spousal visas. Hijrah, the gift that grows.

  • UCSPanther

    Inbreeding aka consanguinity is said to be a huge problem in Pakistan, especially in the tribal areas, due to the long-standing practice of cousin marriage.

  • JoKeR

    Britain will take many of them. After all they have a long experience with that.