The National Census has entered its final stages, and with the cooperation of the citizens, the whole process is progressing towards completion successfully. According to the data so far, 39,408,562 (39,408,562) people have been counted in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Regarding the seventh population and housing census, a review meeting was held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Nadeem Aslam Chaudhry and Chief Senses Commissioner Naeem Al Zafar. In the meeting, the ongoing seventh population and housing census was reviewed in detail. Additional Chief Secretary KP, Provincial Senses Commissioner, Secretaries, Divisional Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners, and officials of the concerned departments participated in the meeting.
The Chief Secretary directed the Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners to complete the census on time and hold review meetings on a daily basis and share its report.
Chief Censuses Commissioner and Member Support Services Pakistan Statistical Institute briefed the meeting in detail about the action plan to complete the census process in the best manner.
The meeting was told that the seventh population and housing census is the first digital census which is in accordance with the needs of the modern age. The digital census has an important role in comprehensive planning and policy making. In the modern era, the importance of digital data increases with the presence of digital systems in the government system.
The use of digitization in the seventh population and housing census will strengthen the element of transparency. Pakistan Statistical Institute, NADRA, Education Department, District Administration, Security, and other institutions are playing their role in the census.
For the convenience of the public, the date for the census has been extended to 15 May 2023. In the Seventh Population and Housing Census, 121,000 field staff across the country are taking part. In the meeting, challenges related to the census in various districts were also considered, and necessary steps were directed to solve them.
Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said that census is a detailed count of the population. Quality data are needed for planning, development, and allocation of resources and the census is a good practice for obtaining such information that will be completed successfully.