Minister: (National census to be held this year: Pirzada)

March 2, 2016 Off By Web Desk

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada has informed the Senate that national census would be held this year.

Responding to a question during Question Hour, the minister said that the Council of Common

Interests in its last meeting held on March 18, 2015 had decided that the Census would be held in March, 2016 as per proposal of the Statistics Division.

However, he said the census has been put of for the time being due to the army’s engagement in the operation Zarb-e-Azb.