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PR No. 43 MEETING REVIEWS PREPARATIONS FOR POPULATION CENSUS Islamabad: March 6, 2017.

Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here on Monday chaired a meeting to review preparations for the upcoming Housing and Population Census – 2017.

Chief Statistician, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), Mr. Asif Bajwa briefed the meeting about the print and electronic media campaign to be launched for creating awareness among the masses about the Census. Mr. Asif Bajwa said that the campaign was meant to project the purpose and utility of the census exercise and that it also aimed at encouraging people to proactively and accurately provide the relevant data and to fully cooperate with the teams deputed to conduct census activities across the country.

Minister Dar directed the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics to ensure that the general public is properly and timely informed about the Census activities and the long term benefits of having accurate data and statistics. He reiterated that timelines for various activities be strictly followed. He advised all officers to play their due role to make the Census a real success.

Secretary Statistics Division, Dr. Shujaat Ali, Chief Statistician Asif Bajwa and senior officials of the Finance Division attended the meeting.

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