They say Children are the blessing of God. Imagine a family has got 96 children and still wants some more blessings of Allah. In Pakistan, three men who are fathers of nearly 100 children among them are doing their bit to raise the Pakistan’s skyrocketing population.
In 19 years in this country, it is happening for the first time where experts warn the population booms to Pakistan as this country considers under the poverty line. Despite this poor condition these three men are barely concerned about the economic growth and social welfare of the country, they say, Allah will provide everything. God has created the entire universe and all human beings, so why should I stop the natural process of a baby’s birth?” asks Gulzar Khan, a father of 36, citing one of the strongest influences in the region: the belief that Islam prevents family planning.
Tribal enmity is another factor in the Pakistan. Bhanu 57-year-old lives in the northwest of Pakistan with his wife, who is pregnant. “We wanted to be stronger,” surrounded by 23 of his offspring — so many, he observes, they don’t need friends to play a full cricket match. God has promised that he will provide food and resources but people have weak faith” said the 70-year-old, with his bushy moustaches is a minor celebrity in North Waziristan tribal district
As we know Pakistan has the highest birth rate in South Asia at around three children per woman, according to the World Bank and government figures, and the census is expected to show that growth remains high. The last census, held in 1998, showed Pakistan had a population of up to 135 million. And the recent survey brought us the new census – carried out earlier this year, with the preliminary results due by the end of July – will put the figure closer to 200 million.”