Start of First Digital Census Field Operations Across Pakistan

Beginning on Tuesday, fieldwork for the seventh Population and Housing Census began digitally throughout Pakistan for the first time ever.

Dr. Naeem uz Zafar, the chief census commissioner, started the field work by identifying the first building structure in the “House Listing App.”

The inauguration, meanwhile, was conducted by the appropriate commissioners in each division. The Pakistani people are advised to assure their full participation and cooperation throughout the census field activities because they are the most significant stakeholders and beneficiaries of the exercise.

Not only is taking part in the census required by law and morality, it also gives the government the chance to develop evidence-based policy planning that will protect our rights and improve service delivery to us.

The first self-enumeration portal to be made available in South Asia was released by PBS on February 20, 2023. The number of people using the portal to register themselves and be counted is really high.

Beyond all expectations, the residents’ involvement in the census through the self-enumerated site is spectacular.

Based on the helpful feedback from the public, PBS has been working to make the site more user-friendly. The public is urged to voice their opinions and grievances by calling the toll-free number 0800-57574 for additional support, recommendations, and facilitation.

The Chief Census Commissioner and spokesman (PBS)/Member SS/RM, Muhammad Sarwar Gondal, informed the media after the inauguration about the history and current status of the digital census.

He was pleased with the progress made with the self-enumeration portal and predicted that the same development would be witnessed when the enumeration activity was fully implemented.

All constructions in Pakistan will be geo-tagged as part of this census, which will serve as the foundation for the economic census. In all of Pakistan, 970,800 enumerators are actively participating in door-to-door fieldwork.

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