Population in urban areas increased to 67.55 million in 2012
ISLAMABAD, Aug 7 (APP): The population in urban areas of the country has increased from 65.28 million in 2011 to 67.55 million in 2012.This means that within a year, two million people shifted from rural to urban areas in Pakistan, an official of the Bureau of Statistics told APP on Tuesday.He said the annual population growth in urban areas is expected to increase further in coming years which may cause socio economic problems in future.To a question, he said in Pakistan, cities are growing rapidly as a result of the movement of people from rural areas in search of jobs, opportunities to improve their lives and make a better future for their children.Moreover the lack of basic facilities in rural areas like electricity, sanitation, safe drinking water and schooling are some of the reasons for rapid urbanization.