Pak to hold fresh population and housing Census using international best practices
Pakistan has decided to hold a fresh population and housing Census using international best practices and digital technology after differences over the results of the previous 2017 Census.
The Council of Common Interests (CCI) approved the conduct of 7th Population & Housing Census and establishment of 'Census Monitoring Committee' during its 49th meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday, according to a statement by the prime minister's office.
It was apprised in the meeting that housing Census would be conducted before the population Census.
Prime Minister Imran Khan in his address to the CCI emphasised that the government wants to have credible census data that can be used for initiating policies and projects for welfare of citizens.
According to the 2017 Census, the country's total population stands at 207.68 million, with an annual growth rate of 2.4 per cent.
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