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  • Ramazan of 1947, and now

    RAMAZAN of 1947 also fell in the long and thirsty days of the subcontinental summer...

    Some 68 years ago, the same sun beat down on fasting, parched throats, refusing to promise any respite from its unceasing intensity...

  • Transgender population to be counted in population census for first time

    For the first time in the history of Pakistan, the country's transgender community will be included in the national population census...

    The Lahore High Court on Monday instructed the federal government, National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) and the interior ministry to include the transgender community in the census while hearing a petition filed by a transgender individual Waqar Ali in November 2016...

  • MQM-P demands fresh census to show ‘true population’ of Karachi

    KARACHI: Rejecting the provisional results of the sixth population census, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan chief Dr Farooq Sattar on Sunday demanded that a new census be conducted to ensure justice to the people of Karachi, whose “15 million people have been missing in the census results”...

    The demand was made at a public meeting held at the Liaquatabad flyover in protest over the census results that showed the population of...

  • Census results show 59.7pc growth in Karachi's population, 116pc in Lahore's since 1998

    Census data on the populations of the largest cities in Pakistan shows explosive growth in urban centres since the last census, which was conducted nearly two decades ago...

    According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics' data, the two biggest population centres, Karachi and Lahore, have seen some staggering growth since 1998: with Karachi's population growing close to 60pc to reach 14...

  • Karachi’s rural population increases by over 275pc in census

    KARACHI: While the urban population of Karachi division comprising six districts has increased by over 63 per cent since the previous census conducted in the country 19 years ago, a surge of over 275pc was recorded in the rural population of the division during the corresponding period...

    In the 1998 census, the total population of Karachi division was 9...

  • ‘Population census failed to produce complete details of Karachi’

    KARACHI: The Sindh government and the Pakistan Peoples Party have deep reservations about the initial results of the population census which will be discussed at length on the return of Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah from Haj, said Sindh Information Minister Nasir Hussain Shah...

    He said that though billions of rupees were spent by the government on the census, it failed to produce complete details of Karachi and its population...

  • Jail population reaches record high due to Karachi operation

    KARACHI: While frequent arrests during the ongoing Rangers-led targeted operation have helped restore peace to the city with a significant drop in the number of terror attacks, killings, abductions and extortion activities, they have also resulted in an around 50 per cent rise in the number of inmates in prisons over the past two years, officials said on Monday...

    They added that overcrowding of Karachi’s central and Landhi jails had...

  • 60pc of Karachi's population has no access to sewerage system

    KARACHI: All that ails the city’s water and sewerage system was a topic of discussion on Wednesday at a consultative workshop where speakers suggested an autonomous professional body to manage the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) which they described as a “de-facto bankrupt utility...

    ”The KWSB, they shared, was facing a real crisis on account of increased political interference, over-staffing, lack of accountability and...

  • Gaza Strip population reaches 2 million with birth of baby Waleed

    GAZA CITY: The two millionth person has been born in Gaza, with the birth of a baby boy named Waleed officially recognised as reaching the milestone in the densely populated Palestinian territory...

    “There are now more than two million residents in the Gaza Strip after the baby Waleed Shaath was born last night in Rafah in southern Gaza,” interior ministry spokesman Iyad Bezm told AFP on Wednesday...

  • Early figures paint picture of population boom

    ISLAMABAD: Torghar in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has emerged as the only district in the country where population has seen a decline in 19 years, provisional census results showed...

    According to the provisional figures, Torghar district in KP’s north-east had 174,682 residents in 1998, which declined to 171,395 in 2017...

  • Country’s population surges to nearly 208m

    ISLAMABAD: The Council of Common Interests (CCI) on Friday approved provisional results of the sixth census that put the country’s population at 207...

    The approval was given at a meeting of the council presided over by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and attended by all CCI members, including four chief ministers...

  • Bangladesh eyes sterilisation to curb Rohingya population

    More than 600,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh since a military crackdown in neighbouring Myanmar in August triggered an exodus, straining resources in the impoverished country...

    The latest arrivals have joined hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled in earlier waves from Myanmar’s Rakhine state, where the stateless Muslim minority has endured decades of persecution...

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