NADRA Deploys Its 'IT Turnkey Solution' In Pilot Phase Of Digital Census.

ISLAMABAD -- The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has deployed Digital Census Solution in the pilot phase of the country's first digital census.

The pilot phase of digital census has already commenced in 429 census blocks of 83 tehsil across four provinces, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) from July 20.

The Second Census Monitoring Committee on the progress of the pilot phase in the digital census presided over by Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal was held at the Ministry of Planning and Development. Representatives from Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), Finance Ministry, NADRA, Council of Common Interests (CCI), National Telecom Corporation (NTC), all provinces, AJK and GB were present on the occasion.

Addressing the meeting, Chairman NADRA Tariq Malik said, 'Developing digital solution for digital census while using modern Agile Methodology in just three-week time was indeed an uphill task.' Considering it a call of national duty, NADRA software developers worked their fingers to the bones from dawn to dusk and successfully developed the comprehensive solution within the squeezed timeframe, he added. 'The future of a country's democracy and economy hinges on accurate census numbers.'

Malik said that during the ongoing pilot phase of the digital census, so far 59,569 structures, and 58, 882 households have been listed and 74,536 populations have been enumerated.

Pilot phase launched from July 20 in 429 census blocks of 83 tehsils across all provinces, AJK and GB

He told the meeting that the comprehensive digital solution included development and deployment of android based house listings and enumeration application synchronized with global positioning system (GPS) and...

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