The 7th Population & Housing Digital Census 2023 notification has been issued on 24th January 2023 by the Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. The population census in Pakistan will be start from 1st February 2023 and would be completed on 4th March 2023. The School Education Department has also issued the letter for presence of census staff for training and duties.
Digital Population Census in Pakistan 2023 Schedule
As you are well aware that Council of Common Interest (CCI) in its 49th meeting held on 13th January 2022 approved the conduct of 7th Population and Housing Census digitally in the country. Accordingly, PBS initiated the census activities and devised plan to impart training of 7th Population and Housing Census in three tiers: Training of Master Trainers at Islamabad; Training of Trainers (TOTS) at Divisional Level; and Training of Enumerators (TOEs) at Census District Level.
The Training of Master Trainers and Training of Trainers have successfully been concluded on 15th December and 23rd December, 2022, respectively. The TOES in three batches has been imparted during 7th – 21st January, 2023. The role of the local administration is highly appreciated during the conduct of the said trainings.
The census field operation was earlier planned to be conducted from 1st February, 2023 till 4th March, 2023. However, due to some unavoidable circumstances and keeping in view the ground realities, it has been decided in the 5th Progress Review Meeting of Census Monitoring Committee (CMC), constituted by the Council of Common Interest (CCI) (which includes representation from all the provinces and stakeholders) held on 17th January, 2023 under the Chairmanship of Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives and all the members of the Committee including Chief Secretaries, Secretaries of relevant departments and Director General, Military Operations Directorate were present in the meeting, to start the field operation of the census from 1st March to 1st April, 2023. (Minutes of the CMC meeting are under process and will be shared soon.)
You are, therefore, requested to kindly proceed accordingly and arrange/ schedule all the requisite activities as per the said census rollover date, i.e. from 1st March to 1st April, 2023. Your cooperation in this regard will be highly appreciated.
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