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Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has directed to carry out census activities professionally with complete coordination among concerned departments.

He was chairing a meeting to review preparations for the upcoming housing and population census in Islamabad on Monday.

He emphasized that timelines should be observed for all the activities.

Ishaq Dar said that full dedication on part of government bodies and involvement of the general public are the key to making this exercise a complete success.

He said that the census would help acquire the much needed data that in turn would facilitate equitable allocation of resources for different areas of the country.

On the occasion, Chief Statistician, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics gave the Minister an update on the state of preparedness. He said that all arrangements including deployment of security personnel would be completed in accordance with the timelines.

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