MEETING REVIEWS ARRANGEMENTS OF POPULATION CENSUS
Chitral Times Report
Islamabad: Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here
on Saturday chaired a meeting to review arrangements for the
planned Housing and Population Census-2016.
The Chief Statistician, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) Mr.
Asif Bajwa gave the meeting an update on the arrangements
undertaken so far by the Bureau and the level of preparedness of
other related government bodies.
The Minister directed the PBS to chalk out a revised Action Plan
for holding the Census, incorporating the changes discussed in the
meeting, in consultation with other stakeholders.
The Minister also gave instructions that the updated Plan be
prepared by the evening of Sunday, 28th February 2016 so as to
share it with the members of the Council of Common Interest for
consideration in its upcoming meeting. He said it was resolve and
endeavour of the government to hold the census in a befitting
manner while ensuring itís credibility and transparency, and all
efforts would be made to achieve this objective.
Secretary Statistics Division, Mr. Shahid Hussain Asad, senior
officials of the Ministry of Finance and the PBS attended the