The census is one of the most important undertakings in the country. It provides a comprehensive picture of social and living conditions of the country and acts as an essential tool for effective policy plans and decision making purpose. In the recent meeting of Council of Common Interest, (CCI) presided by the Prime Minister, it has been decided that the sixth population census will be carried out in March 2016. As they say, better late than never, the decision is commendable. It has been due since 1998.

AYESHA HUSSAIN,

Lahore, March 20.