there is no harm and restriction on dreaming. So, one can just hope that whatever is written in this article becomes a reality some day. After all, everyone has a right to dream…
It will certainly happen in future…..
Time takes its own course and it doesn’t discriminate.
400 years in the past US was nothing but a wild land inhabited by tribals and Indian Sub-continent was the most properous and affluent area of the world.
Nature has reversed thing now……..and undoubtedly it will do so in future too!!!
KARACHI: Pakistan’s population is growing so incredibly fast that despite decades of family planning efforts, in 40 years it will be the fourth largest country on Earth, a United Nations report said.
United Nations Population Division said Pakistan will overtake Brazil and Indonesia by 2050 to rank fourth in world population, almost doubling to 335 million from its current 180 million.
For a country with the resources of Pakistan that’s enormous. How can Pakistan support a population that size with jobs, education, health care? It can’t do so right now with the population it has,’ said Daniel Baker, who heads UN Family Planning Association in Pakistan.
Pakistan currently ranks sixth behind China, India, the United States, Indonesia and Brazil. On achieving independence in 1947, the country had 37 million people and was ranked 15th in the world.
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In little than 60 years it has multiplied nearly five times, and now has a population growth rate of 2.2 per cent per year, according to UN population data.
The rapid population growth poses potentially disastrous consequences.
Fifty-seven per cent of Pakistan’s population is between 15 and 64, and 41 per cent are under 15. Only four per cent are over 65. Pakistan is now experiencing its largest ever youth bulge. — APP
Pakistan: A superpower by 2050 Dr Ali Mohammad Source: In a recent article, “Turning Challenges into Opportunities” we argued that Pakistanis are a brave, resilient, and highly intelligent people who, under a strong, determined, and patriotic leadership, can surmount any crisis. Furthermore, there are many reasons that Pakistan could become a global superpower within few decades. Of course, in the sublime sense, the only superpower is the Almighty Allah. However, in more mundane terms, a superpower can be defined as having the ability to influence events and project power on a worldwide scale. Unfortunately, the traditional definition of a superpower represents a raw and crude psyche that only exacerbates violence, environmental decay, inequality, tyranny, and instability. We must then redefine “superpower” to emphasize morality, international cooperation, world peace, clean and healthy environment, eradication of poverty, and promotion of equality among nations. Pakistan can take up the challenge under a two-pronged doctrine, namely possessing an effective and successful deterrence against aggression and the will and the means to enhance international cooperation, peace, and prosperity.
The defeatists, uttering doomsday scenarios, will question our proposition. These elements have always infused distress, despondency, and despair among the masses. Pakistan has survived many odds since its birth. To the dismay of its detractors, Pakistan has achieved a reasonable degree of self-sufficiency in food and other essential commodities. The poverty level has declined to 25%, while wealth distribution has been relatively much better compared to many developed and developing countries. In the vital fields of agriculture, science and technology, industry, medicine and engineering, nuclear technology, art and architecture, as well as in sports, cultural, and the literary world, it has won a respectable place in the community of nations. The Pakistani people have courageously defied what the proponents of gloom and doom had wished. At the time of its inception in 1947, the country lacked the basic infrastructure for development, but it had the romance of youth, the diversity of its people, and a kind of mysticism for survival. The birth of Pakistan in less than ten years since the idea of nationhood was conceived in the 1940 Resolution is truly a gift of Allah to the Ummah.
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And its survival is a miracle! Many serious analysts believe that with proper management and governance, Pakistan can become the sixth biggest economy within the next fifteen years and one of the most developed economies by 2050 AD. (Adjusting for unreported economic activities and comparative prices, the current GDP estimates can actually be four times higher putting Pakistan in the middle-income category.) Moreover, with an estimated population of 350 million by 2050, it will be fourth largest country in the world. Similarly, the literacy rate, 52% at present, is expected to reach 90% in next twenty years. However, Pakistan’s biggest asset is its 100 million people below the age of 25, a highly productive age, which can play a vital role in the economic development of the country. These young people have entered the phase of their economic life cycle, whereas in many other countries most of the population is aging. Moreover, some ten million overseas Pakistanis, with estimated assets of $500 billion, constitute a huge reserve and strength as well as a source of considerable remittances and investment. On the geo-physical scene, Pakistan has adequate natural resources. For example, of a total land area of nearly 882,000 sq.km.
(ranking fifth among the developed countries while it is larger than France, Germany, Britain, Japan, and Italy), it has over 30 million hectares of land under agriculture. It has rich soils, favorable agro-climatic conditions, one of the most extensive irrigation systems in the world, and a hard-working farming community. Pakistan also has a large population of cattle, buffalo, goats and sheep, camel, and poultry while it ranks among the highest producers of meat, milk, and animal products. In addition, the country has tremendous opportunities for developing fresh water and sea fisheries. With the introduction of improved farming techniques, the country can produce at least 60 million tons of food (wheat, rice, and maize) — enough to meet the nation’s food requirements and for exports. Pakistan can also boost its existing significant production and export of fruits and vegetables. The potential exports of food products alone to the Middleast are estimated at $200 billion per year. Development of the agriculture sector could also release surpluses of income and manpower for the industrialization of the country. Pakistan has been bestowed with huge deposits of mineral resources and stands among the top ten nations in the world in vital mineral resources such as gold, copper, silver, gas, precious stones, and coal.
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In the case of energy, the country has immense hydroelectric power generation potentials as well as solar, wind, nuclear, and thermal power and can boost electricity production several times its present levels. For example, Pakistan has the world’s fourth largest coal reserves equivalent to over 600 billion barrels of oil, which can be developed for electricity generation both for domestic and export markets, coal byproducts, gasification, petrochemicals, and many other chemicals. In terms of its geography, Pakistan enjoys a unique central and strategic setting. It is also a potential hub of trans-regional trade and commerce, and scientific and technological linkages. In addition, its over 1,000 kilometers of coastline has many suitable sites for developing the most modern ports linking all five continents. Pakistan’s proximity to the Islamic world, accessibility to the Indian Ocean and to the markets of East Asia, steadily growing economy, and principled stand in international affairs, good relations with other important neighbors, the PRC, Iran, and Turkey, and its emerging relations with the Central Asian countries and Russia should be a positive force in bringing peace, stability, and prosperity to this region.
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It could also help integration of the region with the rest of the world, and promote international peace and cooperation. Pakistan could benefit from increased exports to these countries of agricultural, textile, engineering, and steel products, as well as advanced weapons, fighter aircrafts, tanks, UAVs, and ships, electronics, mobile phones, chip, and computers and software. Pakistan’s armed forces and the ISI have attained global dimensions since the end of the Cold War. It has a million strong, fiercely patriotic, battle-hardened, and highly mobile professional armed forces equipped with advanced weaponry. The country has nearly achieved self-sufficiency in production of arms and ammunition while its nuclear weapons and short and long-range missiles are awesome. For many years, Pakistan’s armed forces have played an important role in the security of its friends and under the aegis of the UNO. While they are capable of deterring any aggression, they could become a force for peace and stability for the region and the world. Finally, Pakistan’s cultural and historical diversity and a challenging topography truly offer a delight to those seeking the most exciting adventures. The country is blessed with terrain ranging from coastal areas with attractive sea spots to the highest mountain summits.
In terms of the beauty and magnificence of its landscape, Pakistan can also rightfully claim to have at least five of its mountains rising above 8,000 meters. There are many other spectacular mountain panoramas, glaciers, treacherous rives, valleys, and gullies containing some of the most dangerous cliffs in the world. Its soil contains the ruins of the Gandhara University, unique historic places such as Mohenjodaro and Taxila, and sites in Balochistan with the oldest civilization (estimated to date back to 4000 BC) known to-date. Its colorful cities, with a beautiful mix of ancient culture and modern habitations, beautiful architecture, mosques and shrines, and cuisine are of great interest to visitors. Finally, Pakistan’s free and vibrant media can play its role in projecting the country’s true image to the world. In conclusion, there is no doubt that Pakistan can become a superpower by 2050. China, which at the time of its independence in 1949, was behind Pakistan in many vital sectors, has made it to the superpower status. Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, with sheer intelligence and will power, created a homeland for the Muslims of the region in less than ten years since the 1940 Lahore Resolution. The greatest strength of 170 million Pakistanis is their strong faith in religion, their glorious history, their culture, their beautiful geography, and their immense natural resources. The birth of Pakistan was the first step; for it to become a formidable force in the world is the ultimate objective of its birth. Much hope for the present and the future rests upon the steely will of the people. With “unity, faith, and discipline,” the people and the leaders of Pakistan can transform the country to its fullest capabilities and superpower status.
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i wish i cud be as optimistic as u r .
but circumstances wont help me much to remain optimistic.
circumstances shows me that there wud be no Pakistani alive in 2050 .
if Zardari s 10% Govt wont provide Aaman,Aata and Insaaf to awam
I am not sure how Pakistan will look like in 2050, but I can predict that the population of Pakistan would be 520 millions after 40 years.
You may multiply the aspects of progress and prosperity with the same ratio.
(The drugs like Viagra should be banned in Pakistan to keep the growth of population, under control).
Hope for the best
but ready for the worst.
Let us enjoy a story that children of Koh Qaaf will be told by their grandmothers in 2050 … ( let me optimistic for a while )
Children: Granny , you daily tell us a story about fairies , noble men and great warriors . Today we want to hear a horrible story :
Granny : I don’t want to make you afraid my sweet children .
Wahaz :- No . no , no , no….. we want a horrible story today .
Granny : (thinking ) hmmmmm ok but come closer to me as I’m sure you ‘ll start to shiver with terror as I’ll proceed with my story .
( children come closer to granny)
Today I’ll tell you a horrible story that is real aswell. Forty two years back , there was a country named Pakistan on Earth . The same country that you visited last month …
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Anzal: But Pakistan is a very beautiful country of happy people . How the story is horrible then???
Granny : You are right my son but the story I’m going to tell you is about the past years of this land .
Laila:- ahan ! ok then….
Granny : A very cruel ruler was ruling the country at that time. He was very mean , selfish , oppertunist and shrewd. His subject was fed up of him . He used to burn people alive with chemical weapons…
Children : whattttttttttttttttttttttt!!
Granny : Yes my dear He was that cruel . He himself was having a very luxurious life and on the other hand people of his country was committing suicides ….
Children : OH bad!!!!
Granny : You know what ??? That was an agricultural country but can you imagine that they were not having sufficient quantity of flour ….
Children : How come Granny! It can never be the case in an agricultural country .
Granny :- ( Smiles ) This was the actual tragedy of that nation . Not only ruler was cruel but also a bunch of people was aiding him . They used to do hoarding for their own profit …
Children : Bad ppl they were ….
Granny : yes they were the worst people infact . You know government of that country could arrest any person , at any time and nobody could have knowledge where they kept that person . Families of those missing people used to weep bitterly . They were missing their dear one’1 but there was not even free judiciary that could listen to them.
Children : A country without judiciary …in 21st century …. It does not seem a real story granny … You must be using your imagination .
Granny : My dear it is a real story … Story of 16 crore people who lived a life below all standards of living …
Children : How one cruel person with bunch of people could play with the fate of 16 crore people ??? Were they not united ???? Were they not having any self respect ???
Granny : Well you are right . They were not united . They were not united under one baner of Pakistan but they used to hear their reigional leaders … They used to shout individually not collectively . For them everything was money , money and money .
Children: Then they were rightly punished by Allah by giving them a mischoevous ruler . …. ok carry on
Granny : In Summer small kidz used to weep because of hot weather ….
Children : ( Interrupts) Were they not having fans ???
Granny : They were even having Air conditioners but not electricity . They had to bear load shedding for 8 -8 hours …
Children: o goshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh … unbelievable …. how did they survive granny ???? I cannot live without electricity for a single minute .. Were they not having water to generate electricity ??
Granny : Well they were having plenty of water but they were not wise enough to make dams to store that water . I ’ve told you naa that they were not united . They were not in habit to give sacrifice for eachother . They were not in habit to reach at any concensus ….
Children : Very foolish people indeed!
Granny : Their kidz were not safe . Child abuse , kidnapping and child labour were common there….
( Children come close to granny )
Children: Don’t tell granny!
Granny : Yes sweet children , innocent children of that country used to work hard for their families . They used to be kidnapped for money and their muder was also common
Children : Thank God we were not in that country …but what their clerics were doing at that time ??
Granny : (laughs ) They were so busy in declaring Kaafir to eachother . They had left their true path . They had interpreted Islam according to their own understanding and for their own feasibility. They used to give title of “Shaheed ” for killing the cleric of other sect . .
Children: What a faithless nation it was !!
Granny : But then that country witnessed a revolution . Youth of that country decided to save their homeland that was emerged on the map of the world on 1947.
Granny: Yes… They became united ..They forgot that they were Sindhi , Punjabi , Balochi or Pathan . They just remembered that they were Pakistani and they had to save their Pakistan …
Children: Did they accomplish their task easily ??
Granny : No dear… Revolution demands blood …. Cruel rulers and his friends tried to deal with the revolutionary souls with iron hand . Use of force was seen to its maximum but revolutinist did not give up. They had decided to live or die. History forgot Changaiz khan and hitler after having recorded events of that country . But Every night has a dawn. Unbeatable courage and enthusiasm of Pakistani youth made the opponents to lick the dust . They paved the way for a NEW Pakistan where there was free juidiciary , green fields , strong economy and a contented nation.
Children : Ahaaan ! Yes now that country is very beautiful . I ‘ve made many friends there . They are very intelligent granny I tell you . Whenever I get stuck anywhere I quickly match my frequency to my friends back in Pakistan and problem fishoooooon fishoooooon fishoooooooon
Granny : ( Smiles ) Yeah a terrible history , a prosperous present and glowing future —– Thats Pakistan