ISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh Friday said that the government has constituted a new organisation namely Pakistan Bureau of Statistics by merging three department including Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS), the Population Census Organisation (PCO) and the Agriculture Census Organisation (ACO).
He said this while talking to media after chairing a meeting of governing council of newly constituted Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). He further said that this decision was taken in order to bring transparency and confidence regarding the availability of economic data as well as other data collection in the country. He said that newly constituted PBS would be consisted of ten members that would include economists, high profile professionals of financial institutions, academia and business community and policy makers.
A Chief Statistician, which would be selected through advertisement, would look after the daily business of the organisation, he said and added that Chief Statistician would report to governing council and the Finance Minister would be chairman of the council.