Census crucial for comprehensive planning


Caretaker Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Muhammed Azam Khan has formally launched digital census in the province as part of the 7th national census in the country. A ceremony to this effect was held here at Chief Minister House Peshawar on Wednesday which was also attended by the authorities of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. Caretaker Chief Minister Muhammad Azam Khan kicked off the census by writing enumeration numbers at the gate of Chief Minister House, Peshawar.

Speaking on the occasion, the caretaker Chief Minister said that census is of vital importance with regard to comprehensive planning for national development adding that equitable distribution of resources as well as development strategies are planned on the basis of statistics obtained through census. He said that census indicates increasing ratio of population and distribution of urban and rural population in addition to determining important socio-economic factors in the society.—Staff Reporter