Chief Census Commissioner Dr. Naeem uz Zafar on Wednesday officially inaugurated Pakistan’s first-ever digital population and housing census.
The Council of Common Interest on 13th January 2022 ordered a digital census in the country.
Around 121,000 field enumerators have been deployed for the field operation of the census, which begins on Wednesday (today). “The process will be completed by 1st April 2023 and the data will be released by 30th April which will then be approved by the Council of Common Interests (CCI),” a spokesperson of the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) earlier said.
A portal has already been launched by the bureau of statistics so that people can submit their data themselves and doesn’t need to give data to census teams visiting door-to-door.
All provinces have been taken on board over the census.
A spokesperson earlier said that more than four million people have already been registered at the portal and a UTN number will be issued to them after their data is saved and they can give that number to the census team.
The spokesperson further said that 121,000 field enumerators have been deployed for the field operation of the census, which will begin on Wednesday.
The census teams will be monitored by geo-mapping and geo-tagging data of SUPARCO and administration officials of respective provinces, divisions, districts, and tehsils where census teams are carrying out enumeration, will be given access to the dashboard of that specific area.