The 7th Population and Housing Census, which is being performed digitally for the first time in the history of the nation, is going well, according to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). The general pace and development of the census process are extremely positive and satisfied, according to a news release from PBS. People liked the self-enumeration option, which was made available from February 20, 2023, until March 10, 2023. The house listing and enumeration field operations got underway on March 1 and will last until April 4, 2023.
Transparency, data-driven processes, and real-time progress tracking are all guaranteed by the digital census process, which makes use of GIS technologies for geotagging. PBS has set up 495 Census Support Centers (CSC) at the tehsil level and 495 Census Support Centers (CSC) at the Census District level, where over 1095 IT professionals from NADRA and PBS team are available around-the-clock for technical support and field personnel facilitation. A call centre is also available around-the-clock to address any problems with the census procedure.
Enumeration, the census’s final step, is still going on as data are being gathered on household members’ demographics, numerous socio-economic indicators, and housing features. In order to guarantee the accuracy of the data and the advancement in the designated 291 blocks throughout Pakistan, the PBS technical team reviews and evaluates the data and trends on a daily basis. Although certain sources are disseminating inaccurate and misleading information, PBS advised the audience to trust and take into account the information published on its website and official social media.