29 February update: A meeting of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif decided to postpone the national population census. The new date will be announced after consultation with provinces.
Earlier, the process for conducting the sixth population census was to start across the country from 28 March to be completed in 19 days.
The last population census was held in 1998.
As the sixth most populous country today and in 2050, Pakistan’s population will increase from current 189 million to 245 million in 2030, 310 million in 2050 and 364 million in 2100 (based on UN data, above and below).
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