Digital census in PK to start in February

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The 7th national census is being kicked off early next year in the month of February to be conducted across the country and will be the first ever digital census in the history of Pakistan.

According to the clear directions of the KP government, the Local Government, Elections and Rural Development Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will provide all out support to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics in all its phases of cherishing this great national obligation.

Syed Zaheerul Islam Shah, the KP Secretary Local Government, Elections and Rural Development Department (LGE&RDD), disclosed this while addressing the opening session of the 5-day training workshop of Master Trainers for the 7th National Census being organized at the conference room of the Local Government Secretariat, Peshawar.

The Federal Statistics Division Joint Additional Secretary Census Akhtar Khan and Director Pakistan Bureau of Statistics Shaukat Ali Khan were also present on this occasion.

The outgoing Master Trainers of the workshop will later train the trainers at the divisional and district level soon after completing the training.

Syed Zaheer ul Islam Shah said that under this first national digital census in the country’s history, the concerned statistics division and provincial local government officials would go to the field and get the complete data of the citizens in nook and corner of the province including the merged districts under the newly developed foolproof online system.

He said that after the training of the master trainers is completed by 23rd of this month, the enumerators will start their work from January 7 to January 23 next year wherein it would tantamount to launching the mega process of national census in the next month of February.

He said that census is an important national duty on which the country’s future planning, development and public prosperity depended.