The national population programme started
in 1965. passing through changes in its approach and
initiatives.. In 2002 the programme has been decentralized
under the administrative control of province. The
approved population policy in year 2002. is on ground
to reduce the unmet need and enhance accessibility
to family planning services.
A population sector perspective plan up to 2012 has
been approved with focus on population stabilization
in collaboration with public/private sector organization.
The planning commission has developed a mid term development
(MTDF) for achieving sustainable development goals.
Many initiatives have been taken by the department
to enhance the accessibility. increase the contraceptive
prevalence rate . lowering the population growth rate
. coordination .relocation of more than one hundred
FWCs and its establishment in the health outlets.
delegation of powers to the districts. development
of reference material and decentralization and thus
resulting in management improvements.
The programme is having three main components i.e.
Administrative Organization Component(Provincial set-up.
District set-up and Tehsil set-up). Service Delivery
Component(Reproductive Health Services Centers.Mobile
Service Units. Family Welfare Centers and Male Mobilizers)and
Support component(Information Education and Communication.Training.Logistic.Monitoring/Evaluation
and Management Information System).These are summarized
The Family Planning /Reproductive Health services
are provided by the programme/non-programme service
delivery i.e. Family Welfare Centers. Reproductive
Health Services Centers/Training centre. Mobile Service
Units . Male Mobilizers and the non-programme service
delivery i.e. Outlets of the Provincial Line Departments.(Health.
Social Welfare and Social Security). Registered Medical
Practitioners. Hakeem and Homeopaths. Keeping in view
the findings of the strategic plan and demographic
indicators of the province. The network of service
delivery has been increased to cover 100 % population
and the services are made accessible to the un-served/underserved
areas. The number has been expanded to meet the challenges,
achievement of MDGs regarding fertility reduction.
Increasing the contraceptive prevalence rate, and
reducing, the population growth rate as envisaged
in the current plan.
To ensure effective coordination and reviews of the
programme. at the provincial level there is the Provincial
Population Welfare Council headed by the Chief Minister.
Provincial Technical Committee headed by Secretary
health. Provincial Coordination Committee headed by
the Chief Secretary and a District Technical Committee
in each district headed by the Executive District
Officer. Health are functional and meet periodically
to review the performance and take measures for further
improvements. Beside the existing committees. Tehsil
Population Welfare Committee to be headed by the Tehsil
Nazim and Union Council Committee headed by union
council Nazim are proposed for coordination at their
The organizational capacity assessment carried out
through the strategic plan concluded that t he DoPW's
capacity for financial management. focusing of clients.
policy and planning system. governance. transparency
and accountability and technical interventions is
satisfactory. However. it requires further strengthening
and emphasizing on overall motivation of the employees.
current learning. evaluation systems, and links with
other organizations and line departments.
The main areas as mentioned in the strategic plan.
which needs to be addressed are, implementation of
standard operating procedures(SOPs).focused efforts
for achieving political involvement and advocacy with
planners. strengthening monitoring/evaluation. enhancing
counseling and poor female mobility has been addressed
in the PC-1 document.
The strategic plan prepared for the development of FYP(2009-14)
PC-1. aims in decreasing the TFR, increasing the CPR
and supports the existing structure and system being
implemented with the outputs i.e. policy planning
administration and management. monitoring and evaluation
system,enhanced, technical capacity and addressing socio-cultural
issues. To achieve this. an implementation plan has
been developed. budget provision proportionally made
with maximum share to the service delivery component
particularly and management followed by support components
as a strategic intervention in the PC-1. The organizational
capacity assessment concludes that the financial management,
focusing of clients. policy & planning system, governance,
Transparency, accountability and technical intervention
is satisfactory which will be addressed for strengthening.