Pakistan’s population to cross 242 million by 2025: UN report

A recent report issued by the United Nations (UN) has estimated that the population of Pakistan will cross 242 million by 2025.

Currently, Pakistan stands as the fifth most populous country in the world, with a population of 212 million.

The statistics pertaining to the population suggest that 36.9% of Pakistan’s total population is residing in urban areas, and by 2050 it is expected that 50% of the total population will be residing in the urban centers of Pakistan.

The population of urban areas is growing at a rate of 3% annually.

In the light of the growing population, the shortage of housing units will increase simultaneously; currently, Pakistan faces a shortage of 900,000 housing units and the gap is being bridged by the Naya Pakistan Housing Program (NPHP) of the current government.

In its earlier reports, the UN had projected that 230 million people will be residing in the urban centers of the world by 2030.

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