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6th Population & Housing Census

Second block of phase-1 under 6th population census starts today

ISLAMABAD: The population and house count in the second block of first phase under ‘sixth population and housing census’ in 63 districts across the country started today (Friday), ARY News reported. The house listing in the second block will remain continue for three days while the headcount will begin from April 3 which will continue till April 13. Moreover, homeless people in second block will be counted on April 13. The population and house count has begun in 63 districts of the country, which include 6445…

First block of 6th Population Census completed

ISLAMABAD: First block of the first phase under countrywide ‘6th population and housing census’ completed on Wednesday in sixty-three districts across the country by counting homeless people, ARY News reported. The census teams surveyed various areas till late night to count homeless people in the first block. According to census officials, the house and headcount of first phase’s first block has been completed and so far data of over one million people has been verified through the National Database and Registration…

‘Disabled column’ issue in Census form resolved, govt tells SHC

KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday expressed satisfaction over the reply submitted by federal government about disabled persons’ column in population census form, ARY News reported. Deputy Attorney General, who appeared in the hearing today on behalf of the federal government, informed the bench that the issue has been resolved under the orders of Lahore High Court (LHC) and the Supreme Court (SC). The court expressed satisfaction and adjourned the hearing in absence of the petitioner. Earlier, the court had…

CM Sindh laments ‘lack of response’ from federal govt over census

KARACHI: While expressing concerns over ongoing sixth population and housing census 2017, Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday said that he received no response of his letter written to federal government in this regard. “I want census authorities to count each and every individual otherwise huge number of complaints from the masses are expected for being uncounted in near future”, the chief minister said while talking to media persons after unveiling the plaque of positron emission tomography (PET), computed…

SHC summons govt reply over leaving out Sikhism in Census form

KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) has summoned reply from the federal government by March 27, over not including a column on Sikhism in the ongoing population count, ARY News reported. A petition filed in SHC by Sardar Heera Singh and others, stated that hundreds of thousands Sikhs live in Pakistan, and excluding them from the ongoing population census on the basis of religion and community would adversely affect national unity and cohesion. The petitioners in their plea requested to the court to order the government to…

Census to begin in 63 districts of Pakistan tomorrow

KARACHI: Sixth Population Census of Pakistan will begin in 63 districts of the country from Wednesday (tomorrow), ARY News reported. The census will begin with house count in 63 districts of the country including 16 districts of Punjab, eight districts of Sindh including Karachi, 14 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Peshawar and 15 districts of Balochistan. Moreover, the population will also begin in five districts of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan regions each. The population count, usually conducted in…