Pakistan: Country Profile
sixth most populated country in the world, Pakistan is essentially an
agricultural country with around 67.5 per cent of the population living
in rural areas. There is a wide income disparity between the poorest and
the wealthiest households in Pakistan. The population is 97 per cent Muslim.
As a traditional society Pakistan harbours strong values on issues regarding
the family, reproductive health and gender relationships.
Pakistan has a long standing family planning programme, however, a lack
of trained female personnel, inadequate community outreach and poor geographical
coverage, have constrained progress and rapid population growth has eroded