Why NADRA data cannot be used as substitute to the Population Census

Why NADRA data cannot be used as substitute to the Population Census
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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Shaikh Aftab Ahmad informed the Senate that NADRA had registered 127 million individuals, which include 105 million adults and 22 million minors against the estimated population of 200 million of Pakistani citizens in the country and abroad.

He said during Housing and Population Census process, there were 53 attributes (information) that would be collected through door to door survey process.

However, he added NADRA had only 24 such attributes in its database and some partial information against 7 other attributes.

He said remaining 22 attributes that were required in Population Census were not available in NADRA 's database. Therefore, NADRA database could not be used as a substitute of Housing and Population Census.

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