Dar shows satisfaction on PBS preparations for census

ISLAMABAD, Nov 26 (APP): Minister for Finance Mohammad Ishaq Dar Saturday showed satisfaction on the preparations made by Pakistan
Bureau of Statistics (PBS) for holding of census in the country.
The minister was chairing a meeting to review the progress of the ongoing activities of PBS, including preparations for 6th population and housing census in the country, a PBS press statement said.
He directed the Statistics Division to keep close coordination with the armed forces to ensure security and credibility in the census operation.
Earlier, the Chief Statistician of PBS gave an overview of the preparations made for holding of census.
He said necessary preparations on the civilian side had been completed, including release of funds for making logistic arrangements, procurement of hardware and appointment of field staff for census
He said the PBS had launched integrated Agriculture Census as a pilot project on electronic data collection using android technology, which was a great shift from paper survey to electronic data processing.
The PBS, he said, was also launching census of manufacturing
industries and the first meeting of the technical committee was
recently to finalize data content.
Officials from provincial industries and labour departments deliberated upon the questionnaire, he added.
He also briefed about other activities like rebashing of national accounts,up gradation of rural area frame and digitalization of urban bloc.