Pakistan’s Population Soars to 241.49 Million in the 2023 Digital Census

Unveiling the Dynamics of Pakistan’s Evolving Demography

In a much-awaited revelation, the official digital census results for 2023 have provided an all-encompassing snapshot of Pakistan’s ever-changing demographic landscape. The figures, disclosed through a gazette notification, have brought to light a staggering population of 241.49 million, shedding light on the intricate tapestry of Pakistan’s society. A dynamic nationwide annual growth rate of 2.55% stands as a testament to the fluidity of the population dynamics.

Provincial Breakdown: A Glimpse into Diversity

The results present a detailed dissection of each province’s population, offering a comprehensive understanding of Pakistan’s diverse and multifaceted makeup.

Punjab: Leading the Population Surge

Emerging as the most populous province, Punjab has experienced a remarkable surge in its populace, reaching an impressive count of 127.68 million. This growth is underlined by a robust growth rate of 2.53%, emphasizing the sustained significance and influence of the province.

Sindh: A Transformative Force

The province of Sindh has left an indelible mark on the nation’s population, contributing a significant share of 55.69 million individuals. With a growth rate of 2.57%, Sindh’s ongoing transformation and pivotal role within Pakistan’s social fabric are unmistakably showcased.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Shaping Identity

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa stands as a significant contributor to Pakistan’s demographic tapestry, boasting a robust population of 40.85 million. A growth rate of 2.38% solidifies the province’s influence in shaping the evolving identity of the nation.

Balochistan: Resilience and Potential

Known for its resilience, Balochistan’s population has reached a count of 14.89 million. The province’s remarkable growth rate of 3.20% serves as a testament to its enduring spirit and the potential it holds for future development.

Karachi Division: A Megacity’s Growth Story

The iconic megacity of Karachi remains a bustling hub of activity and development, now housing over 23.8 million residents. An astounding annual rise of 4.10% in its population cements its reputation as a city characterized by continuous growth and transformation.

Lahore: Where History Meets Growth

Lahore, a city steeped in history and culture, has surpassed the 2.27 million mark, demonstrating a consistent yearly expansion rate of 2.72%. This growth mirrors the city’s enduring allure and its unwavering place within the narrative of Pakistan.

Quetta: A Testament to Progress

The population of Quetta has flourished, achieving an impressive count of 4.259 million. This surge in numbers reflects the city’s ongoing expansion and progress, highlighting its role in regional development.

Rawalpindi: Rising on the Demographic Chart

With an upward trajectory, Rawalpindi’s population has crossed the 1.14 million mark. This remarkable increase underscores the city’s potential and its role as a vital center of growth within Pakistan.

Islamabad: The Heart of the Nation

The federal capital, Islamabad, has etched its presence with a population of 2.36 million. This figure mirrors the city’s unique character and significance, reaffirming its central role in the nation’s framework.

We kindly invite you to explore the provided links for the preliminary release of the results from the Population & Housing Census 2023. Please note that while the initial results are available, a more detailed breakdown will be made available at a later time. For the latest updates, we encourage you to visit our website.

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In Conclusion

The 2023 digital census results provide more than just numbers; they offer a panoramic view of Pakistan’s demographic evolution. The growth rates and population figures of each province paint a vivid picture of the nation’s vibrancy, complexity, and potential for the future. As Pakistan continues to advance, these statistics will serve as a cornerstone for informed decision-making and strategic planning to further shape the country’s trajectory.