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Pakistan to have 1st census in 19 years

By Agence France-presse ( China Daily ) Updated: 2017-03-14 07:38:36

The sixth most populous country has an estimated 200 million people

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan will this week embark on the enormous task of conducting its first census in almost two decades, after years of bickering between politicians concerned about power bases and federal funding.

Fast-growing Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world, with an estimated 200 million people, but has not held a census since 1998, despite a constitutional requirement for one every decade.

Pakistan to have 1st census in 19 years

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