Census: A good omen

Iftikhar Mirza
Islamabad

After 19 long years census is finally being carried out in Pakistan. Obviously, census must be carried out at regular intervals to ascertain actual number of population as all planning and budgeting for future depends on true number of citizens of a country.
Unfortunately, we always have vague data and figures that put us to shame on international forums. Hopefully, this time utmost care will be taken to avoid stereotype data. A further suggestion is if biometric data is also obtained along with other data, it will help government in various fields like health, education, tracking and so on and so forth. It is hoped that some weight will be given to this proposal by Federal Bureau of Statistics.

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