First ever digital population census 2023 under way smoothly countrywide : Spokesperson.

ISLAMABAD -- Spokesperson of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, Muhammad Sarwar Gondal on Friday said that the country's first-ever digital population and housing census got underway across the country.

He said around 121000 field enumerators have been deployed for the purpose.

Talking to the PTV news channel, Muhammad Sarwar Gondal said during this phase, door-to-door enumerators are visiting door-to-door houses with the latest tablet technology to collect household family data, adding, the aim of the census was to collect and collate details such as property usage, types of businesses and the demographics of individuals, nationals and residents alike.

"The government aim of conducting this census was to plan better policies for the growth and development of the society", he added.

To a question, Gondal replied, "There were already many reservations over the sixth population census conducted in 2017, and now after a long gap of five years, we are again conducting a digital population census with the coordination of all provincial stakeholders."

He urged residents to actively participate and that their personal information provided would remain confidential.

"All nationals and residents, families and private sector companies should co-operate with the census teams, as it benefits everyone and contributes to advancing the development...

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