14 March 2017 Current Affairs: The Pakistan government is set to conduct its first national census in 19 years from March 15, 2017 for proper allocation of funds and resources.
The census will be done in two phase. The first phase of the census will begin on March 15 and last on April 15. After a ten day gap, the second phase will start from April 25 and conclude on May 25.
The census will include the assistance of over 200,000 Army troops and 118,918 civilians who are government servants from various departments.
Atleast one soldier will accompany each civilian enumerator who will visit house to house to enlist the number of households and individuals living there.
For the census programme, an amount of Rs 18.5 billion have been allocated by the government.
In case of any wrong information, there will be imprisonment of six months and Rs 50,000 fine.
Islamabad last conducted a census in 1998, which recorded a national population of approximately 180 million.