How much amount allocated to PBS for census

How much amount allocated to PBS for census

ISLAMABAD: An amount of Rs 18.5 billion has been allocated to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) for conducting 6th Population Census 2017.

Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar, in a written reply to a question in the National Assembly on Monday, said Rs 16.6 billion had been released so far while the case for remaining amount of Rs 1.9 billion was under process.

He said population census was underway. The first phase in designated districts was started on March 15, in which the operation in the first block had been successfully completed while it started in the second block on March 31.

Similarly, the census operation in the districts falling in phase-11 would start on April 25 and complete by May 25, he added. (APP)

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