Pakistan steps up to digitalize head countingReesha Mirza
As the general election in 2023 approaches, preparations for the country’s seventh census have begun. This will be the Islamic Republic’s first digital population survey, with a budget of Rs23 billion, and would be a meaningful step towards Digital Pakistan, a rallying cry of the governing Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) administration.
A total of Rs. 5 billion has been set up for the mega survey beginning with the current fiscal year, and each enumerator will be given a tablet device for data input in the preparation of the census, which is estimated to take 18 months to complete.