In a first, Pakistan to kick-start digital census from March 1

For the first time in Pakistan’s history, a digital population and housing census  will begin across the country from March 1.

The 7th census will continue for a month and conclude on April 1.

Announced by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), which works under the Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives, approval to conduct the census was given during the Council of Common Interest’s (CCI) 49th meeting held on January 13.

Prior to the decision, the PBS had initiated the census activities and devised a plan to impart training to conduct the census in three tiers — training of master trainers in Islamabad; training of trainers (TOTS) at the divisional level; and training of enumerators (TOEs) at the census district level.

Courtesy The News