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Pakistan has achieved a significant milestone as population reaches 241.49 million with a growth rate of 2.55%. The recent digital census, approved by the Council of Common Interests (CCI) under the leadership of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, reveals these figures.

The Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) released the census results, disclosing Punjab as the most populous province with 127.68 million inhabitants, followed by Sindh with 55.69 million, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) with 40.85 million, Balochistan with 14.89 million, and Islamabad with 2.36 million residents.

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In comparison to the 1998 census, which recorded a population of Pakistan as 132.35 million, the country has experienced substantial growth, reaching 207.68 million in 2017. The growth rate, which was 2.69% in 1998, declined to 2.40% in 2017 but has now increased to 2.55%.

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The census data highlights that 61.18% of Pakistan’s population resides in rural areas, while the urban population accounts for 38.82%. In KP, 84.99% of people live in rural areas, 69.04% in Balochistan, 59.30% in Punjab, and 46.27% in Sindh.

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