Govt to deploy army for population census
Pakistan has decided to conduct the upcoming population census under the supervision of Pakistan Army, a source said yesterday. The services of some 30,000 officers and soldiers will be sought from GHQ for deployment in various parts of the country to accomplish this exercise by ensuring foolproof security arrangements. Keeping in view the ground “situation, the authorities reduced the number of required army personnel from 155,000 to around 30,000, who would be assigned to supervise the civilian workforce and provide them help where required. Initially, it was the desire of the government that the Pakistan Army should be engaged for holding the upcoming census.