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    December 18, 2016



Pakistanís 6th Population and Housing Census to be starts on March 2017

Chitral Times Report

ISLAMABAD: The Council of Common Interests (CCI), in its meeting chaired by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, agreed to start Pakistanís 6th Population and Housing Census on March 15, 2017.

In pursuance of the abovementioned decision, the Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics & Privatisation, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, has advised the Statistics Division and the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) to undertake all necessary steps and preparations to ensure compliance with the agreed timelines. He emphasized that every effort should be made to ensure that the census is credible and transparent. Furthermore, the Minister directed Statistics Division to carry out thorough consultations with all stakeholders, including the provincial governments, in order to ensure close and effective coordination for the census.

The Minister highlighted that reliable data gathered from the census will play a vital role in adequate planning, policy-building, and effective delivery of services to the people of Pakistan.


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