ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar Tuesday said the government was going to hold population census for the first time in Pakistan history with a gap of only five years. In a tweet, the minister said the cabinet had given the approval for holding a census using modern digital technology and consistent with global best practices. Cabinet gave the approval for holding a census using modern digital technology and consistent with global best practices. Proposal for approval of CCI for holding the census will be moved soon. This will be first time in Pak history census will be held with a gap of only 5 years — Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) October 5, 2021 He informed that the government would soon move the proposal for approval to the Council of Common Interests (CCI).