Provinces are important stakeholders in Census process and are directly involved in data collection, execution, and monitoring of the entire activity.
Therefore, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) has initiated a series of Sensitization Workshops with Chief Secretaries, relevant Secretaries, and functionaries at Provincial levels.
This exercise will bring more clarity and ownership of provinces in the process of the census.
For taking stakeholders on board, at first stage consultative meetings with provinces were conducted and at second stage sensitization workshops with Academia, Data users and Researchers were carried out.
Now, third stage sensitization workshops of the series with provinces, in connection with the forthcoming 7th Population and Housing Census 2022, (the first-ever Digital Census in Pakistan) are in progress.
Second Workshop in this connection was organized by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics at Regent Plaza, Karachi.
The workshop featured the sensitization of the divisional and district administration of Sindh, as it symbolizes the critical synergetic relationship that will exist between PBS and provincial, divisional & district administration throughout the gigantic national activity.
This workshop aimed to inform participants about achieved targets and future strategies, plans, methods, and tools for successful completion of the Census.
On behalf of Chief Secretary Sindh, Mr. Shariq Ahmed, Secretary Implementation & Coordination (SGA&CD), Sindh was the Honorable Guest. Mr. Najam Ahmed Shah, Secretary Local Government was also present at the occasion.
Other representatives from Senior Member Board of Revenue, Secretary Population Welfare, Secretary Education & Literacy Department and all Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners offices of the Sindh attended the workshop. Dr. Naeem uz Zafar, Chief Statistician, Mr. Muhammad Sarwar Gondal, Member (Support Services/Resource Management), Mr. Munwar Ali Ghanghro Director (Incharge) PBS Provincial office, Karachi and Senior Officers from PBS Islamabad and Karachi jointly hosted the event.