Population Reference Bureau (PRB) has published data which states that Pakistan will be the world’s 6th largest country in terms of human population by 2050. Pakistan presently holds the exact same position among the list of most populated countries in the world in 2015.
The released data lists 10 countries which will have the greatest increase in human population until the year 2050 and Pakistan is predicted to grow to 344 million by the mid of the 21st century, up from 199 million currently. The population of the world is predicted to reach 9.7 billion by the same time. The present human population of the world is calculated to be about 7 billion.
India is predicted to grow at a much faster rate as well as overtake China as the world’s biggest nation. India’s human population by 2050 is calculated to be 1.66 billion. China is calculated to have a human population of 1.37 billion. These 2 countries are followed by America with a human population of 398 million.
Because of Nigeria’s high growth rate in human population, it’s expected to bypass Pakistan, Brazil and Indonesia and become the world’s 4th largest country. Nigeria’s human population is expected to be more than doubled by 2050 to 397 million, up from 182 million in 2015.
The same report was released by the Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations (PDDESAUN). The report mentioned that 1 / 2 of the world’s human population growth is predicted to be centered around 9 countries. These countries include Nigeria, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia,Congo, Pakistan, Tanzania, USA and Uganda. UN report also mentioned that Pakistan’s human population is expected to cross 300 million by 2050.
Big question marks remain over long-term sustainability of economy with the raising human population
The report also pointed out that the highest rate of human population growth is seen in Africa which will make the region hold one-third of the world’s human population within Thirty-five years.
Even so, Chief Economist of World Economic Forum, Jennifer Blanke, indicated her issues on the matter. She questioned how the governments of these countries will manage the increasing populations while building a sustainable economic growth in their own nations. She included that business, political and also civil society members will need to work on this issue with each other to accomplish this goal.