The Seventh Census In Pakistan Has Been Delayed For A Month

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The seventh digital housing and population census has been postponed for a month owing to “unavoidable circumstances,” according to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).

There was supposed to be a 7th census performed between February 1 and March 4, 2023, at least according to a notification by the Ministry of Planning.

According to the ministry’s statement, “due to some unforeseen circumstances and keeping in view the ground realities,” the field operations of the census will begin between March 1 and April 1, 2023.

The digital census will start on March 1 and run for a month, ending on April 1. At its 49th meeting on January 13, the Council of Common Interest (CCI) approved conducting a seventh census.

Training of Master Trainers in Islamabad, Training of Trainers (TOTS) at the Divisional Level, and Training of Enumerators (TOEs) at the Census District Level were all launched by the PBS as part of the 7 Population and Housing Census training programme.

During the 15th and 23rd of December of last year, the department successfully trained master trainers and trainers. While the local government played a critical role in the training of enumerators in three batches from January 7-21 of this year.

Elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa may be postponed until the release of updated census data.

Following the aforementioned census rollover date, the appropriate ministry department has been instructed to move on with the necessary arrangements and schedule the necessary activities.

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