Population Census Organization in Pakistan Directory
The official agency of Federal Government which is responsible for planning and execution of the decennial Population and Housing Census and release of its data for public and private use. The census organization was established in 1950 as a part and parcel of Ministry of Home Affairs and first three censuses were conducted by this organization while working under that Ministry. After 1972 Census, Census Organization was established on a permanent footing and was made an attached department of Ministry of Interior, so as to maintain expertise, experience and continuity which used to be lost after every census as was the case in 1951 and 1961. With the creation of Registration organization in 1973, as an attached department of Ministry of Interior and also headed by Census Commissioner, both the departments were merged in 1976 to be called “Census & Registration Organization”. In March 1978, the “Census & Registration Organization” was split into two separate departments and Population Census Organization was placed under the Statistics Division which remains as such thereafter. Pakistan has a long history of Census taking and the first regular Population Census in the area now comprising Pakistan was held in 1881. After independence, the first census of Pakistan was conducted in 1951, the second in 1961 while the third census was held in 1972 instead of 1971 due to political environment in the country and war with India. The fourth census was held in March 1981 and fifth one which was due in 1991 could be held in March, 1998 due to specific circumstances.
Address: Population Census organization, 69-E, Adeel Plaza, Blue Area, Islamabad, Pakistan