PBS hosted workshop on 7th Population and Housing Census

PBS hosted workshop on 7th Population and Housing Census
Focal person on the digital census, Muhammad Sarwar giving a presentation on the census process

Press Release

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS)’s hosted first sensitization workshop on 7th Population and Housing Census2022-First-ever Digital census Saturday at Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad.

The workshop featured the sensitization of the academia, researchers, policymakers as well as the public, since it symbolizes the beginning of a critical synergetic relationship that will exist between the PBS and the stakeholders throughout the gigantic national activity.

The event covered keynote speeches, presentation on the 7th Population and Housing Census2022-First-ever Digital census, discussion session between the stakeholders and PBS.

Vice-Chancellor AIOU Prof Dr. Zia-ul-Qayyum in his inaugural speech congratulated Govt of Pakistan and PBS on taking the initiative of Digital Census. He appreciated that geotagging and electronic data collection will increase the reliability and transparency of the process. He offered all kinds of support for this national cause.

Muhammad Sarwar Gondal, The focal person on Digital Census, emphasized that the involvement of stakeholders from start to end will be a priority of PBS for wide acceptability of census results. It will clear their concepts regarding the census process and will be a start of their involvement and ownership in the census process. He further sensitized about recommendations of the Census Advisory Committee for the conduct of the 7th Population Housing Census. Moreover, he included that PBS is conducting Census after five years intervals, as per the decision of CCI, for the first time, with the use of the latest tools and technologies for improved quality of data. Geotagging and tablet-based, Self-enumeration systems will build the trust of our stakeholders. All efforts are made to address the issues identified in Population & Housing Census 2017. Further, the questionnaire has been drafted by the technical committee to address the objectives of the census.