1st meeting of census monitoring committee held

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1st meeting of the Census Monitoring Committee constituted in pursuance of decision taken in 49th meeting of Council of Common Interest (CCI) held on 13th January, 2022 to oversee/ monitor Census activities to ensure an expeditious, transparent and credible census operation was held on Tuesday under chair of Dr. Jehanzeb Khan, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission (DCPC) at National Census Coordination Centre PBS HQs Islamabad.

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) is working extensively to meet the challenging timelines to conduct first ever Digital Census of Pakistan. Main objective of the meeting was to review the progress of work on Population & Housing Census 2022 and to decide the way forward to smoothly meet the timelines to complete census.

The meeting was attended by Chief Secretaries of all provinces/ regions with relevant Secretaries, Deputy Commissioner Islamabad, DG Military Operations Directorate, Chairman NADRA, MD NTC and senior officers from Education, Health, Finance, and PBS.

Dr. Jehanzeb Khan, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, emphasized that Population Census is an important and critical exercise with challenging timelines, therefore serious efforts are needed to bring transparency and reliability in the process.

Dr. Naeemuz Zafar, Chief Statistician (PBS) gave the background of the efforts made by PBS for first ever Digital Census and apprised that cooperation and support of collaborating partners is needed to accomplish this gigantic task.

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