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'61pc Pakistanis above 10 are illiterate'

PBS in its new Census report says Every house in Pakistan has 6.3 family members

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Islamabad: Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) has launched the detailed results of the 7th Population and Housing Census-2023.
According to the Census data, total population of the country stands at 241.49 million with 51.48 percent males and 48.51 percent females showing a gender ratio of 106.12.
The average number of family members in Pakistan is 6.30 while the dominant religion is Islam representing 96 percent of the population.
Age wise enumeration of population shows 36.47 million populace under five years, 97.53 million under 15 years, 62.58 million between 15 to 29 while 190.27 million is below 40 years of age.
Literacy indicators show 61 percent of Pakistan's population aged ten years and above is literate.
The census data shows that current population growth rate is 2.55 percent which is the highest in the region and if it continues, the country's population will be doubled by 2050.
Population growth is adversely affecting the per capita income and standard of living of citizens. There is need to develop an effective strategy for population control for better distribution of resources and economic prosperity.
Addressing the launching ceremony as chief guest in Islamabad today, Ahsan Iqbal said transparency was ensured in the country's first ever digital census through use of technology.
He lauded the PBS, SUPARCO, security forces, field staff for successful conduct of the first digital population and housing census.
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Azam Nazir says appointing ad hoc judges is constitutional

Interior Minister says that the issue of invoking Article 6 against PTI leaders can be brought in the Parliament

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Islamabad: Minister for Law and Justice Azam Nazeer Tarar said on Thursday that the constitution permits the appointment of ad hoc judges.
Expressing his opinion in a statement today, he said ad hoc judges should be appointed.
The Law Minister rejected reports about extension in the tenure of Chief Justice of Pakistan Qazi Faez Issa.
The Law Minister said the issue of invoking Article 6 against the PTI leaders can be brought in the Parliament. He said Article 6 can be debated in Parliament.

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WhatsApp channel launched to enhance disaster resilience

“Tayyar Pakistan” will provide real-time disaster alerts and updates

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Islamabad: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has expressed commitment to enhancing disaster resilience across the country.

In a statement, it stated that as part of ongoing efforts, an official WhatsApp channel, “Tayyar Pakistan.” has been launched. It is dedicated to provide real-time disaster alerts, updates, and preparedness tips.

By following this channel, the people can stay informed about potential hazards, receive timely notifications and take proactive steps to protect themselves and their communities.

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