Pakistan begins first population census in decades….reports Asian Lite News
Pakistan on Wednesday began its first population census in nearly two decades to collect demographic data. Thousands of enumerators, escorted by soldiers, are knocking on every door in parts of the country to record the number of houses and individuals in the initial phase, census chief Asif Bajwa was quoted by the dpa as saying.
Pakistan, the sixth most populated nation on earth, last held the exercise in 1998. The process was launched in 63 of more than 100 districts across the country in the first phase, scheduled to be completed in a month. (WAM)