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A meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCOE...

Published : 15 January 2021

A meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCOE) was held under the...


وفاقی وزیر برائے منصوبہ بند...

Published : 15 January 2021

وفاقی وزیر برائے منصوبہ بندی ترقی اور ...


Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Speci...

Published : 13 January 2021

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Special Initiatives Asad ...


Role of Nurses in 2020 lauded and commitment renew...

Published : 12 January 2021

The national consultation on the status of Nurses for the Year 2020 wa...


Constitution of Committee for Recommendations & Adoption of Best Practices for Upcoming Population Census

Dated : 30 December 2020

Federal Minister for Planning Development and Special Initiatives, Mr. Asad Umar has constituted a five member committee under the chairmanship Mr. Muhammad Jehanzeb Khan, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission with the objective that the next census is not only accurate but also inspires confidence amongst all stakeholders that it is a true reflection of population in all regions of the country. The committee has the mandate to review the census process, data collection and field operation methodologies used for Census 2017 & recommend the modern methodologies being adopted for censuses in region & globe for conduct of upcoming census, to compare the regional/globally adopted census questionnaires and proposals for improvement, to review mode of Data Collection (Manual /Electronic) for provision of timely & credible results & recommendation for adoption of innovative tools & technologies for geo referred enumeration up to the household level for upcoming census, to review the best practices of field operations including monitoring/supervision & data processing to minimize the omissions/ errors and complete coverage and to devise strategy for confidence building measures of all stakeholders for smooth completion of census operations and for increasing reliability & credibility of census results
The committee includes Mr. Muhammad Ahmed Zubair, Chief Economist, Mr. Muhammad Sarwar Gondal, Member (Support Services) PBS, Dr. G.M. Arif, Renowned Demographer/Independent researcher, Dr. Muhammad Nizamuddin, Renowned Demographer/Independent researcher and representative of NADRA.
Sixth Population & Housing Census 2017 was conducted w.e.f. 15th March to 25th May 2017 and provisional results were released in August 2017 with the approval of CCI. Cabinet in its meeting held on 11th February 2020 constituted five members’ committee to deliberate and make recommendations for approval of final results of Census 2017. The committee after deliberations has submitted it recommendations to cabinet. The cabinet has forwarded recommendations to CCI for final decision.