The Federal Bureau of Statistics, also known as FBS is a Government of Pakistan's major and executive and federal department charged with the national statistical services and to provide solid and comprehensive statistical research. The FBS is one of the departments of the Statistics Division of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Statistics of Pakistan. The department assists and encourages informed decision-making, research and discussion within governments and the community, by providing a high quality, objective and responsive national statistical service. FBS compiles statistics from many sources and produces global updates, including the Statistical Yearbook, Pakistan Statistics Handbook and yearbooks in specialized fields of statistics. It creates statistics on the economy, the government, trade and other fields. It also operates the census for the country.
After Partition and independence of Pakistan, Central Statistical Office (CSO) was setup by the Government of Pakistan, led by PremierLiaquat Ali Khan, in 1950 as an attached department of Economic Affairs Division. Since then statistical system was reviewed from time to time by both local and foreign consultants. In 1972, on the recommendation of IBRD Mission, Prime ministerZulfikar Ali Bhutto upgraded Central Statistical Office (CSO) to a full-fledged Statistics Division. The Bureau was re-organized in 1981 and its technical wing (the then CSO) was converted into Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS)... Read More