Pakistan to kick off first census in 19 years

Islamabad - 

Pakistan will this week embark on the enormous task of conducting its first census in almost two decades. 

Fast-growing Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world, with an estimated 200mn people, but has not held a census since 1998.

The process starts on Wednesday and will deploy a team of more than 300,000 people and involve 55mn forms.

It will be the basis for revising political boundaries, parliamentary seat allocations and federal funding.

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