Pakistan's population surges to 208 million: Statistics office

Pakistan`s population has risen to 208 million people, the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics said on Friday, after the South Asian nation conducted its first census in 19 years.

Reuters| Last Updated: Aug 25, 2017, 18:04 PM IST
Pakistan's population surges to 208 million: Statistics office
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Islamabad: Pakistan`s population has risen to 208 million people, the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics said on Friday, after the South Asian nation conducted its first census in 19 years.

"The provisional results show the total population of Pakistan as 207.774 million, with an average annual growth rate of 2.4 per cent over a period of 1998-2017," the statistics bureau said in a statement.

The country`s population has increased 57 per cent since 1998, the last time there was a census held.