MEETING REVIEWS PREPARATIONS FOR POPULATION
Chitral Times Report
ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here
on Monday chaired a meeting to review preparations for the upcoming
Housing and Population Census – 2017.
Chief Statistician, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), Mr. Asif
Bajwa briefed the meeting about the print and electronic media
campaign to be launched for creating awareness among the masses
about the Census. Mr. Asif Bajwa said that the campaign was meant
to project the purpose and utility of the census exercise and that
it also aimed at encouraging people to proactively and accurately
provide the relevant data and to fully cooperate with the teams
deputed to conduct census activities across the country.
Minister Dar directed the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics to ensure
that the general public is properly and timely informed about the
Census activities and the long term benefits of having accurate
data and statistics. He reiterated that timelines for various
activities be strictly followed. He advised all officers to play
their due role to make the Census a real success.
Secretary Statistics Division, Dr. Shujaat Ali, Chief Statistician
Asif Bajwa and senior officials of the Finance Division attended