Pakistan, Mar 17, 2017: Pakistan begins its 6th national census after a gap of 19 years with the assistance of over 200,000 troops. The last census was conducted in the year 1998, and national population recorded at that time was approximately 180 million.
This census, will be conducted in two phases, first phase would be from March 15 to April 25, the second phase would be from April 25 to to May 25.
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The number of the civilian staff taking part in the census operation is 118,918, who are from different government departments. One soldier will accompany each civilian enumerator going from house to house to enlist the number of households and individuals living there. The purpose of the soldiers will not only be to provide security but also to help in verification of data collected by the enumerators.
– Prepared by Upama Bhattacharya. Twitter: @Upama_myself