ISLAMABAD, Dec 11 (APP): All the provinces including Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan have representation in the Population Census Board and Special Committee set up for carrying national census in country.

State Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Jam Kamal Friday informed National Assembly while responding to a Calling Attention, moved by Dawar Khan Kundi and others regarding the non-representation of three provinces in the Population Census Board on behalf of Minister of  Finance and Revenue.

He said that the Chief Secretaries of all provinces, AJK and GB are members of the Board and they are representative of their respective governments.

He said “The Chief Secretaries can raise issue in the meeting of the committee.”

The minister said that the Council of Common Interests considered the summary for carrying census in the country.

He said it was also decided that census would be held under the monitoring of Armed Forces along with house census.

The funds for the census would be shared from the divisible pool of the provinces, he added.