Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – The process of sixth census, which started after a gap of 19 years in Pakistan, has completed with enumeration of homeless people, while the total population is expected to be between 210 million to 220 million.

The census has been carried out in two phases. In the first phase, from 15th of March to 15th of April, sixty-three districts of the country were covered, while counting in remaining eighty-eight districts began from 25th of last month.

Earlier, it was being estimated that the population would be between 180 million to 200 million, but the latest census revealed that the population could be over 210 million.

Talking to BBC Urdu, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics spokesperson Habibullah Khattak has said that the second round of census was completed on Wednesday, adding that homeless people were counted on last day of the census.

Responding to a query, he said that as per birth ratio and published forms the total population could be between 210 million to 220 million.

The interim results of census will come after two moths in which district, provincial and national reports, big cities, special reports on selected areas, analysis report and others necessary things will be included.

In eight administrative units of census, 118826 civilians and 200,000 army troops took part to complete the process.

Security and civilians were also killed by terrorists in different cities during the process.