Dar chairs meeting to review PBS performance
ISLAMABAD : Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Saturday chaired a meeting to review performance of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) during last six months.
Finance Minister was informed that Sensitive Price Index (SPI) is continuously declining due to smooth supply of different commodities in the market and vigilant monitoring of prices both at federal and provincial levels.
The minister directed PBS to ensure that all data related to inflation and other economic indicators is timely updated and wider coverage accorded to its dissemination for information of the general public. He added lot of work needs to be done in connection with accurate statistics, as it is base of financial planning
Chief Statistician Asif Bajwa apprised the meeting about the current trend of inflation indicators. The minister further asked that periodic surveys for ensuring data accuracy must be carried out regularly using latest available technology.