A symposium in connection with the celebration of World Statistics Day 2020 was organized by the Bureau of Statistics (BoS), Planning and Development Board, Government of the Punjab, in the auditorium of P&D Board Punjab. Dr. Muhammad Abid Bodla, member of Environment & Climate Change, P&D Board, was the chief guest on the occasion. Dr. Muhammad Aman Ullah, Joint Chief Economist P&D Board, Director Punjab Economic Research Institute (PERI), senior officers from government departments and leading academicians attended the symposium.
Dr. Muhammad Aman Ullah, Joint Chief Economist P&D Board, in his welcome address, shed light on value to statistics in evidence-based decision making and also shared the contribution of Bureau of Statistics Punjab towards this achievement of goal.
Worth of statistics in national development was advocated by D.G BoS Punjab and the distinguished speakers made emphasis on building our policies on evidence and data.
The Chief Guest, Dr. Muhammad Abid Bodla, shared the commitment of P&D Board towards planning and policy making on the bases of reliable and statistically sound data. He drew attention of all decision makers and stakeholders to use statistics and data for policy making and resource allocation in the years to come.
The efforts of the BoS Punjab for organizing the symposium for celebration of World Statistics Day were appreciated and acknowledged by the chief guest.