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Pakistan to Hold its Next Census in March This Year

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics has finally announced the day for the census schedule 2017, and it will be held on March 2017 this year. Briefing newsmen in Islamabad, Chief Statistician of the Bureau, Asif Bajwa detailed that the census will be conducted in two phases and simultaneously, in all the four provinces. As per statement of Asif Bajwa announced that the Rangers and the police will be responsible for the safety of the staff members conducting the census. He added that around 7 billion rupees will be spent on security and that it will require forty-five thousand security personnel for it.

Pakistan Hold Next Census March Year

Schedule 2017:

All the provinces with sensitive sites, will be receiving immediate army reinforcement. He further said that the process will begin from Peshawar and Mardan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Lahore, Faisalabad, Dera Ghazi Khan and Sargodha in Punjab. The federal capital will not require in-depth security measures as according to the census, the process in Islamabad will be completed in the first phase alone.
Quetta will be the starting destination for the census of Balochistan. After Quetta, Zhob, Sibi and Makran will follow. The Sindh census will start from Karachi, one of the key cities of the country. Asif Bajwa also said that, Census in regions such as FATA and Jammu Kashmir will be held in the second phase. Via | Source