The public is requested to register themselves and their families by visiting this portal. Chairman NADRA, Chief Census Commissioner, Member IT, MDNTC and other officials participated in the inauguration ceremony. After the inauguration, Syed Aminul Haq addressed the ceremony as a special guest.
We are grateful to the Prime Minister who paved the way for a digital census on the demand of MQM. Today is the most important day on which the self-enumeration portal has been inaugurated.
Current minister Ahsan Iqbal and former minister Asad Umar have an important role in a digital census. The efforts of NADRA, the Statistical Institute and NTC in ensuring the historic digital census of Pakistan are commendable.
In the digitization process, all ministries and cabinets have been digitized, now the census has also been digitized. The public is requested to register themselves and their families by visiting this portal.
First, go to www.self.pbs.gov.pk and register yourself with your mobile number and set a password. Complete the given questionnaire correctly after logging in. After entering your details, revise it once so that there is no room for error. After submitting the details, you will receive a UTN on your mobile via SMS. When the census field teams visit you, this UTN will verify you and the digital enrollment will be completed.
If you do not count yourself and your family, it will be your fault. You will not be able to participate in the distribution of resources if you do not self-enumerate. This phase of self-enumeration will continue till March 3.
One month will be required for the digital census followed by 4 months for delimitation. Without accurate census and constituencies, any election would be meaningless. Later, census teams will go door-to-door to verify and digitally record the details.
The special feature of the digital census is that the person residing in the respective city or district will be counted in that city. That is, if the permanent address on the ID card is in another city and the residence is in another city, then the city of residence will be counted as his residence.
People coming from other cities for employment in big cities use all the resources of this city, but they are not counted in this city.
This makes it difficult to carry out city development plans, resource allocation and other population-wise issues.
The biggest example of this is Karachi, which has a current population of more than 30 million but was counted only half of it in the last census. We have already rejected the 2017 census.
It is hoped that the digital census will accurately count the population and houses in all cities and districts. When the registration of people is correct, the distribution of resources will also be done accordingly.