Formulation of Population Policy Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 2015

Formulation of Population Policy Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 2015

Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa recognizes the wide spread cross-cutting effect and influence of population factor on the overall development and the imperative to adopt a focused population policy with the aim and object of striking a balance between population and resources to be consistent with the development goals. It affirms the centrality of fertility decline to achieve the policy objective through timely completion of replacement level fertility (2.1 births) by 2032 and that the health and well-being of families and improve their quality of life.

In line with International Commitment of FP 2020 the Main Features of Policy are as follows;



Medium Term:

  • Achieve universal access to safe and quality reproductive health/family planning services by 2020.
  • Increase Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (CPR) from the existing level of 28% to 42% by 2020.
  • Raise modern CPR from existing level of 20% (Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS) 2012-13) to 28% by 2020.
  • Reduce unmet need for family planning from existing level of 26% (PDHS 2012-13) to 15 % by 2020.

Long Term:

  • Raise contraceptive prevalence rate from 28% in 2012-13 to 55 % by 2032.
  • Decrease total fertility rate from 3.9 in 2012-13 to 3.3 births per woman by 2020 and attain replacement level fertility (2.1 births per woman) by 2032.
  • Reduce Annual Population Growth Rate from 2.2 % in 2013 to 1.3 % by 2032.
  • Encourage increased investment for acceleration of female education and empowerment to facilitate attainment of population sector related objectives.
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