He said that measures taken by most countries of the world to control population have yielded positive results. “The people of these countries supported their governments and administrations in efforts to control increasing population,” Naqvi said.
In an apparent swipe at Samajwadi Party MP Shafiqur Rehman Barq over his remarks that giving birth to a child is up to the Almighty, Naqvi said that some people want to create “unlimited problems on the pretext of Allah’s mercy” on the issue of population control.
“Population explosion is not the problem of a religion but of the entire country. Increasing this problem by making religion a security cover is neither in the interest of the country nor society,” he said.