Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has directed Pakistan Bureau of Statistics to exercise utmost care in carrying out population and house census to ensure accuracy and transparency.

He was chairing 9th meeting of the Governing Council of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics in Islamabad today. 

The Minister said such data forms basis for future planning; therefore, it must be authentic.

It was agreed that qualified and highly reputed Statisticians will be co-opted as members of the Technical Committee to provide their professional input on conduct of census.

The Chief Statistician gave a detailed presentation on the preparations for the forthcoming 6th Population and Housing Census in the country.

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