Secretary Planning, Syed Zafar Ali Shah inaugurated the software of 7th Population and Housing Census, 2022, as PBS is planning for first ever Digital Population and Housing Census.
During his visit to PBS, Secretary (PD & SI) was also briefed about Data Dissemination Dashboards specially, Price Information Management System (PIMS). The listing and enumeration Applications of 7th Population and Housing Census, 2022 were also displayed to the Secretary (PD & SI).
Syed Zafar Ali Shah, Secretary PD & SI, while addressing to PBS Staff, emphasized that a good leadership, efficient team and vigilance at operating level can be beneficial for an organization’s development. Then he requested for a quick round of introduction with the PBS team present at the occasion.
Chief Statistician, Dr. Naeem uz Zafar, welcomed secretary on behalf of PBS staff. He further appraised him that data collection exercise for pilot census has been started by PBS field staff for testing the tools, mechanism and field operation.
Through this exercise PBS will be able to point out and rectify all minor and major issues regarding software and field execution plan before undergoing full roll out. He informed that the meeting is conducted to present a brief of two important activities i.e., Population and Housing Census and National Accounts and requested relevant Members for presentations in their areas.
Mr. Muhammad Sarwar Gondal, Member (RM/SS) in his presentation on 7th Digital Population and Housing Census, informed that with the approval of results of 6th Population and Housing Census by Council of Common interest (CCI), it was advised to conduct next census immediately by using latest tools and technologies and following world’s best practices.