The first phase of sixth national housing and population census begins today and it will continue till 15th of next month.
In the second phase, census process will be conducted in 21 each districts of Punjab and in Sindh, 18 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 17 in Balochistan, Islamabad Capital Territory, and five each in Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
People can access to a Help Line 0800-57574 for queries regarding the census process.
The overseas Pakistanis are not included in the census process, however Pakistanis staying abroad for less than six months will be included in the survey.
Meanwhile, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said that conducting a transparent Census can only be successful with the cooperation and support of all concerned.
Replying to a letter of Chief Minister Sindh on the matter of Census, he appreciated the support and cooperation being extended to the Census operation by the provinces.
Finance Minister said that armed forces will work with the civil enumerators for ensuring a transparent and smooth conduct of Census.
The Coordination and the Vigilance Committees have been set up at district level to monitor the process and ensure accuracy of data collection.
Finance Minister clarified that CNIC of the head of the family or any responsible person is required to ensure authenticity of data.
However, if a family does not have a CNIC, they can provide other forms of identification to prove their identity.