After three days of house listing from March 15 to 17, the population census commenced in Karachi on Saturday in a smooth manner, an official of the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics said. He stated that the first phase of the 6th population and housing Census 2017 would continue till April 15.
In the metropolis there are 14,522 blocks and one enumerator would be responsible for two blocks each. The house listing was conducted from March 15 to 17. Population census would be carried out from March 18 to April 14.
The enumerators are from the departments of Local Government, School Education Department, Health and Revenue Departments.
There would be one enumerator for every block that would consist of 200 to 250 houses. The second phase of the census would be carried out from April 25 to May 25.
There were some complaints that house listing was not carried out in some of the areas. These would be covered in the second block from March 31 to April 2, the official of the Federal Bureau of Statistics said.
He said that the six Admin districts of Karachi have been divided into 37 ‘census districts’.