ISLAMABAD – The government has announced to kick off Pakistan’s sixth population census from March 15 in 63 districts across the country after 19 years.
According to detail, the long awaited sixth population census is going to start on Wednesday however; the whole process of census will be taken place in two phases.
In the first phase, census will take place in 16 districts of Punjab province, eight districts of Sindh, 14 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 15 districts of Balochistan, five districts of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and five districts of Gilgit-Baltistan, the government revealed.
The government said that all necessary logistics and arrangements have been carried and around 0.2 million army troops have been deployed for quick and efficient process of census.
The official sources say census will began from Punjab and later leading towards other provinces.
Multiple districts of Punjab where census will be carried out include: Jhang, Chiniot, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Layyah, Muzaffargarh, Lahore, Hafizabad, Narowal, Sialkot, Vehari, Bahawalpur, Pakpattan and Attock.
And districts in the province of Sindh comprises of Karachi West, Karachi South, Karachi East Korengi, Karachi Central, Malir, Hyderabad and Ghotki.
While the followings districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where census will be conducted in the first phase include: Peshawar, Mardan, Swabi, Charsadda, Nowshera, Laki Marwat, Dera Ismail Khan, Hangu, Abbotabad, Haripur, Mansehra, Battagram, Turghar and Orakzai Agency.
And district that have been identified for census in Balochistan include: Awaran, Quetta, Lesbela, Dera Bughti, Kohlu, Musakhel, Washuq, Kharan, Kalat, Jafarabad, Naseerabad, Pishin, Noshki, Lehri would be covered during the first phase.