25 May: The second phase of the 6th national population census in remaining 84 districts across the country ends today. Pakistan population is expected to be in the range of 210-220 million. Results due in August. A total of 118,826 civilians and 200,000 army personnel in eight units took part in the exercise. A total of Rs 18.5 billion were spent, with Rs 6 billion each going to civilians, army and transport.
15 March: First phase of the 6th national population census begins today simultaneously in 63 districts across the country.
2 March: A total of 118,798 enumerators and supervisors will conduct sixth population and housing census across the country from 15 March.
The country has been divided into 186,120 census blocks of 200-250 houses each. One enumerator will cover two blocks.
Army will provide security through its 200,000-strong force. About 42,000 personnel will act as enumerators while the rest will provide security.
One army person will accompany each enumerator for security.
Overseas Pakistanis will not be counted if they are not present on 18 March.
The census exercise will cost Rs 30.2 billion, of which Rs 22.2 billion will go to the army.
Official PBS website here.
The first phase of house-listing will end on 17 March, following which census forms – tagged as Form-2 – will be filled during 18-27 March. Homeless people will be counted on 28 March.
House-listing in the second phase will be conducted on 2 April and followed by filling of forms during 3-12 April. 13 April has been reserved to count the homeless population.
Enumerators will submit these documents to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics on 14 April.
The summary results of the census, comprising district-wise population details, urban-rural population and male-female ratio will be ready by 25 July.
Initial results of census will be released by 5 August.
4 Feb: The population and housing census schedule has been announced. The census will be conducted in two phases. The first phase will be from 15 March-15 April and the second phase from 25 April-25 May.
In the first phase, out of 147 Pakistan districts, census will be held in 63 districts. In the second phase, census will be held in remaining 84 districts.
In Sindh, the first phase will start from Karachi, Hyderabad and Ghotki and include eight districts. In the second phase, 21 Sindh districts will be included.
Districts in first phase:
Sindh: Karachi West, Karachi South, Karachi East, Korangi, Karachi Central, Malir, Hyderabad and Ghotki
Balochistan: Quetta, Quetta Cantonment, Pishin, Musa Khel, Lehri, Kohlu, Dera Bugti, Jaffarabad, Nasirabad, Kalat, Awaran, Kharan, Washuk, Lasbela, Kech/Turbat and Nushki
KP & Fata: Peshawar, Mardan, Swabi, Charsadda, Nowshera, Lakki Marwat, Dera Ismail Khan, Hangu, Abbotabad, Haripur, Mansehra and Orakzai Agency
Punjab: Jhang, Chiniot, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Layyah, Muzzafargarh, Lahore, Hafizabad, Narowal, Sialkot, Vehari and Bahawalpur
AJK: Muzaffarabad, Bagh, Sudhnoti, Kotli and Bhimber
All other districts and Gilgit-Baltistan will be covered in the second phase.
16 Dec: The Council of Common Interests agrees to start Pakistan’s sixth population census on 15 March, after a delay of eight years.
The house listing and census will be carried out in one go. The census may be held in two phases. Each phase may be carried out in all the provinces simultaneously.
Pakistan Bureau of Statistics last week issued a gazette notification of census to be held in March-April after Supreme Court notice.
The decennial census has been overdue since 2008. The last census was conducted in 1998, after a delay of seven years. – Dawn
1 Dec: The Supreme Court of Pakistan gives the government the option to provide a date for a census by 7 December or the court will summon PM Sharif.
A three-member bench presided over by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali held the proceedings of the population census delay case.
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