The Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) has provided all the required census data to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) as decided in a meeting held on December 22, 2017.
“All the required data of the Population and Housing Census has been handed over to the ECP as per scheduled devised in a meeting between ECP and PBS,” said a PBS statement issued on Thursday.
During the meeting, which was chaired by the election commissioner (CCP), it was decided that the CCP would provide the required data to the ECP by January 10 and the same has been handed over accordingly.
The PBS provided maps of census Charges and Circles as well as the maps of urban and rural blocks, besides providing census results up to block level in both soft and hard form.
The data has been submitted to the central office of the ECP in Islamabad and at all provincial office of the commission.
The PBS has established special cell for the compilation of election related data so that it might be timely provided to the ECP to continue its work on delimitation of constituencies without any hurdle, the statement added.
It is pertinent to mention here that the country was divided into 163,541 blocks to conduct the 6th census of the country, smoothly. According to provisional results, the population of these blocks was recorded at 207,774,520.
The population of 21,577 blocks of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was recorded at 30,523,371 individuals while there was a population of 50,016,76 in 4,098 blocks of FATA.
Similarly, the population in 87,006 blocks of Punjab was 110,012,442 individuals whereas in Sindh’s 39,139 blocks it was recorded 47,886,051; in 10,207 blocks of Balochistan there was a population of 12,344,408 individuals, whereas, in 1,514 blocks of Islamabad, the population consisted of 2,006,572 individuals.