In a highly anticipated revelation, the official results of Pakistan’s digital census for the year 2023 have been unveiled, offering a comprehensive and intricate glimpse into the country’s evolving demographic makeup.
The figures, recently released through a gazette notification, have sparked widespread interest and discussions, shedding light on the multifaceted tapestry of Pakistani society. The census results highlight a remarkable surge in the nation’s population, which has now reached a staggering 241.49 million, underlining the complexities and diversity that define Pakistan.
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A nation-wide annual growth rate of 2.55% stands out as a testament to the dynamic nature of this population expansion, reaffirming Pakistan’s position as a rapidly evolving society.
Notably, the comprehensive results provide an in-depth breakdown of each province’s population, allowing us to delve deeper into Pakistan’s diverse landscape:
Emerging as the most populous province, Punjab’s population has soared to an impressive 127.68 million. This surge is underscored by a growth rate of 2.53%, showcasing the province’s sustained importance and influence.
Contributing significantly to the nation’s population, Sindh is now home to 55.69 million individuals. A growth rate of 2.57% underscores Sindh’s ongoing transformation and its pivotal role within Pakistan’s societal fabric.
With a robust population of 40.85 million, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa plays a vital role in shaping Pakistan’s demographic landscape. A growth rate of 2.38% further solidifies the province’s significance and its dynamic impact on the country’s identity.
Known for its resilience, Balochistan boasts a population of 14.89 million. The province’s standout growth rate of 3.20% signifies not only its enduring spirit but also its potential for future development.
The iconic megacity of Karachi continues to thrive as a hub of activity and progress, now hosting over 23.8 million residents. With a remarkable annual growth rate of 4.10%, Karachi’s reputation as a city of perpetual growth and transformation remains unshaken.
Steeped in history and culture, Lahore has breached the 2.27 million mark, showcasing a consistent yearly expansion rate of 2.72%. This growth echoes the city’s enduring allure and its unwavering place within Pakistan’s narrative.
The population of Quetta has flourished, reaching an impressive 4.26 million, serving as a testament to growth and development within the region. This surge in numbers reflects the city’s ongoing expansion and progress.
With a population exceeding 1.14 million, Rawalpindi’s trajectory continues its upward climb. This notable increase highlights the city’s potential and its pivotal role as a center of growth.
The federal capital, Islamabad, solidifies its significance with a population of 2.36 million. This figure mirrors the city’s unique character and reaffirms its role as the heart of the nation.
As Pakistan’s demographic landscape continues to evolve, these census results offer a panoramic view of the nation’s diversity and potential, laying the foundation for informed policy decisions and societal developments in the years to come.