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A questionable digital census

On 5th August, the Council of Common Interests unanimously approved the results of the 7th Population Census of Pakistan, and immediately received a note of thanks from the Pakistan Bureau…

A questionable census

On 5th August, the Council of Common Interests unanimously approved the results of the 7th Population Census of Pakistan, and immediately received a note of thanks from the Pakistan Bureau…

What does Digital Census 2023 show?

Pakistan has concluded its first-ever digital census, and its results have been notified and made available on the website of the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). With an increase of…

Another controversial census?

THE ongoing seventh population census in Pakistan is extraordinary in many respects. It is the first census which is taking place after the shortest interval (six years) since the last…

A challenging census

PAKISTAN has planned the next (digital) census in October 2022 after an inter-censal interval of just five years — instead of the conventional 10 years followed by other countries —…

Population census, 2017 – II

The first article last week on the census of 2017 focused on the provisional results with regard to the overall size and growth rate of the population of Pakistan. This…

Population Census of 2017: key findings

The PBS has recently released the detailed results of the 2017 Population and Housing Census. This enables analysis of variables which were not made public earlier, including the size of…

Population census 2017

The massive undertaking of the Population Census has finally been completed after a big gap of nineteen years. Thanks are due to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, to the hundreds…

Census & the city

THE federal cabinet has approved the 2017 census results. Some political parties, including those with greater stakes in Karachi, have announced their opposition to this decision. The city’s population figures…