The National Bureau of Statistics is one of the Government Executive Agencies established under the Executive Agencies Act No. 30, 1997 as amended by Act No 13 2009.
It was established following the transformation of the former Central Bureau of Statistics which was a department under the Planning Commission.
This transformation of NBS from a Ministerial Department to an Executive Agency aimed at enhancing effectiveness and efficiency in the overall process of statistical production.
The transformation was later followed by the enactment of the Statistics Act No. 1 of 2002, which repealed the Statistics Ordinance of 1961.
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?To facilitate informed decision-making process, through provision of relevant, timely and reliable user-driven statistical information, coordinating statistical activities and promoting the adherence to stat
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