Pakistan Bureau of Statistics

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Pakistan Bureau of Statistics
شماریاتِ بیورو پاکستان
Agency overview
FormedJuly 14, 1950; 73 years ago (1950-07-14)
Preceding agencies
  • Central Statistical Office
  • Federal Bureau of Statistics
Headquarters21, Mauve Area,
G-9/1, Islamabad
Pakistan 44080
Agency executives
  • Chief Statistician of Pakistan
  • Dr. Naeem Uz Zaffar

The Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (Urdu: شماریاتِ بیورو پاکستان, abbreviated as PBS) is a federal agency under the Government of Pakistan.[1] It is an attached department of the Ministry of Planning, Development & Special Initiatives. It works for collecting statistics in the country.[2]


In 1947, the Central Statistical Office (CSO) was set up by the government of Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan. In 1950, CSO became an attached department of the Economic Affairs Division. In 1972, on the recommendation of IBRD Mission, Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto upgraded the Central Statistical Office to a full-fledged government division. In 1981, the bureau was reorganized and its technical wing (CSO) was converted into the then Federal Bureau of Statistics. Former Finance Minister Dr. Mahbub ul Haq further reorganized the bureau. [citation needed][3]

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  1. ^ "Pakistan Bureau of Statistics". Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. Retrieved 2023-05-28.
  2. ^ "Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) >> globalEDGE: Your source for Global Business Knowledge". Retrieved 2023-05-28.
  3. ^ "About Us | Pakistan Bureau of Statistics". Retrieved 2020-06-12.

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