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The Initial Results of Pakistan's Digital Population Census

The Initial Results of Pakistan’s Digital Population Census

The Chief Census Commissioner and Chief Statistician of the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), Naeem uz Zafar, recently made a groundbreaking announcement during a press conference. The initial results of the seventh national and first-ever digital population census have been revealed, providing valuable insights into Pakistan’s demographic landscape. The total population of Pakistan has reached a staggering 249,566,743, equivalent to 249.5 million or approximately 25 Crore individuals. This article explores the province-wise breakdown, population growth, and the financial implications of this historic census.

Punjab: The Most Populous Province

Punjab, with its population crossing 127,474,000 (127.4 million or ~12.7 Crore), stands as the most populous province in Pakistan. This significant figure highlights the province’s vibrant cultural heritage and diverse population.

Sindh’s Notable Population

Sindh, the second most populous province, boasts a population of over 57,931,000 (57.9 million or ~5.7 crore). Known for its rich history and bustling urban centers, Sindh contributes significantly to Pakistan’s demographic fabric.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Growing Population

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, with a population surpassing 39,823,000 (39.7 million or ~3.9 crore), demonstrates substantial growth and showcases the region’s significance within Pakistan’s demographic landscape.

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Balochistan: A Unique Population Profile

Balochistan, with an estimated population of over 21,977,000 (21.9 million or ~2.1 crore), has a distinct identity within Pakistan. Its vast landscapes and unique cultural heritage contribute to the country’s diversity.

Islamabad’s Rising Population

The federal capital, Islamabad, has witnessed a steady increase in its population, reaching 2,359,422 (2.3 million or ~23 lac). As a symbol of national unity and progress, Islamabad’s growth is a testament to its appeal as a vibrant urban center.

Population Growth Since the Last Census

The Census Commissioner emphasized that Pakistan’s population has increased by a staggering 49 million (~4.9 crore) since the previous census. This significant growth underscores the importance of accurate population data for effective governance and policymaking.

The Financial Implications of the Digital Census

Undertaking the first-ever digital census was an ambitious and necessary step. The Census Commissioner estimated that this groundbreaking initiative would cost the national exchequer over Rs. 34 billion. Such a substantial investment reflects the importance placed on gathering accurate and comprehensive data to inform crucial decisions.

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