According to the provisional results of the 6th population census, the population of Pakistan has now reached 210.31 million, recording a hike of 70.87 million since the census of 1998.
The population figures will increase if the population of Azad and Jammu Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan is also included as it touches the 210.90 million mark.
There are 17 million people currently residing in Karachi which were 9.8 million in 1998, according to the census.
The Punjab population has also increased massively with the number touches the 110.1 million mark which was 70.36 million in 1998. The population of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has almost doubled as the figure mounted to 31 million which was 17.7 million in 1998. Balochistan also followed Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province as its population has also increased to 10.15 million from 6.5 million.
Overall, the population has horrifically hiked by 60 percent. Islamabad population has also increased hugely from 0.8 million to 5.5 million.
Balochistan is up on the list with 77 percent hike in population followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with 75 percent, Sindh with 68 percent and Punjab with 52 percent.
The population of Lahore has also surged to 12 million from 6.3 million, hence recording a huge hike of 90 percent. Peshawar’s population has also increased from two million to four million. Quetta’s population has surged from 0.67 million to two million. According to Dunya News, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) neither declined nor confirmed the news.