First Phase of 6th National Population Census begins in Sixty-Three districts across country and it will continue till 15th of next month. The census will be conducted in two phases.
In the first phase, housing survey will be conducted in 63 districts and agencies of the country, which include 16 in Punjab, eight in Sindh, seven in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Seven agencies of Federally Administered Tribal Areas, 15 in Balochistan, and five each in Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
In the second phase, will be begun from 25th of the next month, 21 each districts of Punjab and Sindh, 18 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 17 in Balochistan, Islamabad, and five each in Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. During first three days, census forms will be distributed and house will be marked with green pencil.
A help line 0800-57574 has been set up for any kind of information or report regarding the census process. The census team will comprise of two person; one civil enumerator, while the other will be a military person.
The team will asked a person questions about head of the family and his relations with the family head, academic qualification, profession, and the property in which a family is residing.
All the information to be retrieved during census will be kept secret and no organization or individual will be allowed access to this. A fine and imprisonment will be awarded to those who provide wrong information to the census team.
Pakistan Army will ensure security of the drive, while police and local administration will also assist in this regard.
For the first time transgender, homeless, displaced people and refugees will also be counted in the census. The final results are expected during the month of august.