ISLAMABAD – The process of census has begun in various cities of Pakistan on Wednesday (today), various teams of a soldier accompanied by an enumerator will collect data while visiting every house in 63 districts.
According to PakistanTribe correspondent, multiple arrangements have been carried out proactively for conducting census in the country.
In the first phase of the census from March 15 to April 13 will carry out the population survey in 16 districts of Punjab, 16 districts of Baluchistan, 15 districts of Sindh, 9 districts of Azad and Jammu Kashmir, 5 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 14 districts of FATA and 5 districts of Gilgit Baltistan.
However the rest of the districts will be completed in the second phase of population census which will begin from April 25 to May 25.
During this process of population survey, the census representatives will visit every single house to fill Form-2 of the census.
The questions being asked during the population survey include: number of family members, gender, age, education, religion, mother tongue, literacy, condition of the residence and ownership and water facilities.
The enumerators will ask about the number of individuals present at the home while an identity will be taken from one of the members of the family and all the data will be recorded electronically besides the representatives will also questioned the head of the family about the overall family.
The Form-2 carries the sections for information including sex, religion, house ownership, and number of rooms in the house, time of house construction and the household necessities such as the provision of water, power and fuel.
The census representatives will question about the availability of kitchen and washrooms.
Besides, they will also want to know about the ways of media being used by the members of the family as well as the number of new born in the family.
Pakistanis have informed by the Pakistan Statistics Bureau (PBS) that they should ensure the national identity card of the head of the family.
And for the first time, transgender will be counted in the sixth population survey while arrangement to record the number of Pakistani working abroad.