Gen Bajwa approves deployment of troops for census

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RAWALPINDI:  The Pakistan Army intends to deploy 200,000 troops for the Population and Housing census.

Military spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor on Friday said the army chief has approved “plan to support conduct of 6th Population and Housing Census.

He said on Twitter that besides discharging its duties during census the army will also continue  other security responsibilities.

A meeting of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif last month  agreed to begin Pakistan’s sixth population census on March 15,2017. The meeting was attended by chief ministers of country’s federating units.

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