A new United Nations (UN) report has revealed that Pakistan’s population may hit 242 million by 2025.
Pakistan is the fifth most populous country in the world with the current estimated population of 212 million.
Due to the rapid increase in population, the urban areas will be forced to accommodate 250 million people by the year 2030.
Currently, 36.9% of the total population of Pakistan resides in urban areas. The ratio is expected to increase to 50% by 2050.
Moreover, the highest population increase has been noticed in Lahore, where the population has increased from 5 million to 11 million.
However, the smaller cities, like Quetta and Islamabad, have also recorded population growth in double digits.