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Chief Secretary Tells DCs to Mobilize Revenue Staff for Census – Press Note issued by Government of the Punjab

Lahore, March 09, 2023 (PPI-OT): The Chief Secretary Punjab has directed all deputy commissioners to mobilize revenue staff to ensure the quality and coverage of census. He gave this directive while presiding over a high-level meeting at the Civil Secretariat here on Tuesday. The meeting decided that the security of field teams performing census duty would be further improved and policewomen would be deployed with female enumerators.

The Chief Secretary ordered the officers to provide all possible facilities to the teams on census duty. He said that the success of the census depends on the accuracy of the data which would be instrumental in resource allocation and future planning. He asked the deputy commissioners to fully monitor the census and perform this task as a national duty. The Chief Secretary also issued instructions to seek help from the Imams of mosques to increase awareness about the census.

Provincial Census Commissioner Ali Bahadar Qazi briefed the meeting that the house listing has started under the second phase of census. He added that the last date for self-enumeration through the online portal has been extended till March 10. He mentioned that the online monitoring of the census is being done through the dashboard.

The meeting was attended by senior police and military officials and officers of the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics while all divisional commissioners, regional police officers (RPOs) and deputy commissioners participated through video link.

For more information, contact:
Directorate General Public Relations,
Government of the Punjab
Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-9201390-86

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