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Initial estimates show Pakistan’s population is over 200 million

Initial estimates show Pakistan’s population is over 200 million
May 25, 2017

PESHAWAR, 25 May: The sixth population and housing census concluded on Wednesday and according to initial estimates Pakistan’s population is over 200 million.

Census Coordinator Habibullah Khattak told BBC in an interview that the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) has no plan to further extend date for completing the census process. He said the process has been completed in the whole country. He said anyone who has any objection over the census process can send a complaint within two days. He said teams would be sent to the areas from where complaints are received. However, he said no complaint has been received so far.

Habibullah said the process of collecting census forms from the districts by the provinces will begin today (Thursday) after which all forms will be collected in Islamabad. He said the final result of the whole census exercise will be available after two months. He said the country’s population can be between 210 to 220 million.


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