Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Bajwa Approves Deployment of 2,00,000 Troops for Census
Since Pakistan has come into existence after 1947 only 6 census have been done with the collaboration of major stake holder organization and among these census only first four census were held on time by the Population Census organization in 1951,1961,1972,1981 in relation with Federal Government where many Federal and provincial government officers also performed their duties in this process.
ISPR confirms that on Friday that Pakistan Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has announced that approximately 2,00,000 troops will be deployed for the long awaited population census which is going to take place from next few months, adding to that Chief also said that the troops will also be performing their official duties too.
Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR) tweeted on Friday saying that Chief has assigned around 2 lacs Army troops to help the different organizations and Provincial and Federal state staff who will be participating in this long delayed census. This 2017 Population census is taking place in Pakistan after 19 years.
Last time census was done back in 1998 and according to that the population of Pakistan was around 180 million people. Many Population expert are giving their analysis on 2017 census that it is likely that the population of Pakistan would be around 230-240 million people.
Population census will give the statistical figure about the urbanization, rural and it will also help like this population score will be used to demarcate the national and provincial assemblies constituencies. And many people are appreciating this long awaited step took by PML-N Government. This step will increase the number of seats in assemblies and thus more candidates will be sent to the parliament and people problems will be address more conveniently.
In 1994 and 2008 Government decided to perform population census but due to lack of facilities and other opposing groups it was called off before its operation and it was a major hit back for the government.