Rawalpindi: The Pakistan government has decided to conduct a village census next year, in collaboration with the Bureau of Statistics – a news source reported.
The village census will involve the gathering of all information related to the availability of water, health, education and livelihood facilities. The details of agricultural land, and transportation facilities will also be determined during this exercise. The government will then plan the provision of facilities for these villages under a comprehensive project, based on all the information collected through this method.
The details of this census were revealed by the Bureau of Statistics Senior Officer Hassan Raza in a meeting chaired by the Rawalpindi Commissioner Saifulla Dogar. He further said that this census will be held around the country as well and will be the country’s 9th such census.
In the first phase, starting from January 2020, the census will be held in Punjab and Sindh. In the second phase, it will be held in Balochistan and lower areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In the last phase, the census will be conducted in upper areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the rest of the northern areas of the country.