According to the latest figures released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), the Central district has become the most populous district in Karachi, with a population count of 3.442 million. The Karachi South district, on the other hand, has become the smallest district of the city with a population of 1.824 million. The figures were obtained during the digital census exercise conducted by the authorities.

The District East has a population count of 3.171 million, making it the second-most populous district in the metropolis, followed by Korangi, with a population figure of 2.928 million. The District West has a population of 2.275 million, Malir has a population of 2.217 million, and Keamari has a population count of 2.180 million.

The government recently extended the deadline for the population census for the fifth time, which will now be concluded by May 15. The Federal Minister for Planning and Development, Ahsan Iqbal, said that the latest extension was made to reach the remaining people not counted in the census. Iqbal further stated that the government will remove the fault lines and appealed to the nationals to actively take part in the census.

According to the official statistics released by the authorities on Sunday, Karachi's population had increased by 1.6 million to reach over 17.6 million, while Sindh's population has jumped by 6.46 million to reach 54.31 million. Hyderabad division came in second with a population count of 10.19 million people, followed by Larkana division with 7.9 million people. Sukkur division had a population count of 6.19 million people, while Shaheed Benazirabad division had a count of 5.9 million. The smallest division in terms of population was Mirpurkhas, with a count of 4.9 million populace.

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