Ahsan Directs To Complete Population Census In February 2023.

ISLAMABAD PR -- The second meeting of the Census Monitoring Committee to oversee/monitor census activities to ensure an expeditious, transparent and credible census operation was held on 26th July 26, 2022 under chair of Ahsan Iqbal, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission (DCPC) at Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives, Pak Secretariat Islamabad. The main objective of the meeting was to review progress of the Pilot Census. The meeting was attended by chief secretaries of all provinces/regions with relevant secretaries, Additional Commissioner Islamabad, DG Military Operations Directorate, Chairman NADRA, MD NTC and senior officers from education, local government, finance and PBS.

Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister/Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, emphasised that the population census is an important and critical exercise so it should be completed in February 2023 by utilising all possible resources. He directed the chief secretaries to assure their full cooperation and give full support to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics in the process to make this census successful. He also directed NADRA that they should expedite the process of procurement of tablets and accessories for conduct of digital census as the exercise of paramount importance due to linkages with resource allocation and delimitation of constituencies. Any delay in the process will create constitutional crises as conduct of next general election of 2023 depends of the census 2022. He appreciated the role of...

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