Islamabad: The Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) has announced that over 50,000 families have registered in the first phase of the self-enumeration drive, the news sources reported on February 26.
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Families have registered with the PBS through the ‘self-enumeration portal’, which will be active from February 20 to March 3, 2023. According to Chief Census Commissioner Naeem Zafar, PBS hopes to provide people with better enumeration facilities through the use of modern technology. He said that the portal will keep records safe, using them for the second phase of the digital census, which will start soon.
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It is important to note that the digital census will officially start from March 1 to April 1 and will enumerate eight different demographic categories, including households, basic amenities, demography, education, health, employment, disability, and migration. For the first time, the census will be conducted using digital devices, without requiring Computerized National Identity Cards (CNIC) or other citizenship proof.
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