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Pakistan to conduct first digital inhabitants census

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) is getting ready to conduct the nation’s first-ever digital inhabitants and housing census later this 12 months, which might even be the seventh general census of the nation.

The PBS advised Xinhua on Tuesday that the bureau had accomplished a 15-day coaching of over 121,000 census enumerators at 992 centres throughout the nation, which concluded on Saturday.

“With the assistance of recent expertise and correct outcomes, the digital census will inform necessary choices in regards to the inhabitants, resulting in equal alternatives in jobs and entry to sources throughout Pakistan,” mentioned the bureau, including the census will probably be performed in two phases, together with on-line self-enumeration adopted by discipline enumeration.

The bureau has additionally urged the folks to take part within the census, saying “be a accountable citizen and play your position in constructing a brighter tomorrow for you and Pakistan.”

The PBS established 495 census assist centres geared up with 125,000 good tablets and 121,000 skilled employees members.

Pakistan performed its sixth census in 2017 and concluded that the nation’s inhabitants was 207.6 million, rising 2.38 % from 1998 to 2017, together with over 106 million males and 101 million females, mentioned the bureau.

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