Quick Guide to Sources of Data

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics

PBS's previous policy for data sources was to provide aggregate-level data (tabulation) to users for free, and this will continue which means it is free. Users would be provided with special tabulation from sources of data in the required computer-readable format on demand, with charges deposited in the government treasury. If the Federal Statistics Authority, i.e., the Secretary, Statistics Division, receives a request for sensitive information/data, the same may be provided with the prior approval of the Federal Statistics Authority, i.e., the Secretary, Statistics Division.

Type of data

Semi Govt. / Private, Educational Research Institutions

Individual researchers and students

International agencies, NGOs and foreign missions

Local(in P

Foreign(in US$

Local(in PKR)

Foreign(in US$

Survey data set (per Survey per year)

Rs. 3,000

1,000

40

5,000

200

Foreign Trade data set:
(Export/Import Country by Commodity or
commodity by country)

 

 

 

 

 

For one-two months/quarter

Rs. 3,000

1,000

50

2,000

100

For one-two years

Rs. 4,000

2,000

55

3,000

150

For three-five years

Rs. 5,000

2,500

90

5,000

250

Price Data, per data set of
Consumer Price Index (CPI) & Sensitive Price Index (SPI) or Wholesale Price Index (WPI) for one month.

Rs.   200

100

10

500

30

Other Misc. data or survey tables in piecemeal (Per table per year)

Rs.   200

100

10

300

30


Bureau of Statistics Sindh

Sindh Bureau of Statistics (SBoS) arose from the decentralization of the NSO (National Statistical Organization), formerly known as the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. The SBoS is an arm of the Sindh Government's Planning & Development Board, which has been collecting reliable sources of data to improve the region's statistical information on socio-economic indicators since the early 1970s. We are at the forefront of bringing change through data innovations and delivering statistically rich information to our stakeholders that are impactful in order to make the region a promised land for indigenous peoples and to make life meaningful for the masses.

Bureau of Statistics Punjab

The Punjab Government's Bureau of Statistics (BOS) is the hub and source of data in the province, with responsibility for data collection, processing, and dissemination. The Punjab Bureau of Statistics (BOS) is an attached department of the Punjab Government's Planning and Development Department. According to the National Statistical Council, the functions of BOS, Punjab are to collect data at the provincial level, coordinate and support statistical activities across the province, communicate with the Federal Statistical System, and prepare and disseminate provincial indicators by collecting data from institutional sources as well as conducting new censuses/surveys. Punjab's BOS has a head office in Lahore which is the main source of data, as well as nine divisional and seven district field offices spread across the province.

Bureau of Statistics Balochistan

The Balochistan Government's Bureau of Statistics (BOS) is the hub and source of data in the province, with responsibility for data collection, processing, and dissemination. 

Bureau of Statistics KPK

The Khaber Pakhtoon Khun Government's Bureau of Statistics (BOS) is the hub and source of data in the province, with responsibility for data collection, processing, and dissemination. 

State Bank of Pakistan (SBP)

The Major source of data in Pakistan

The Statistics and Data Warehouse Department is in charge of collecting, compiling, and disseminating economic, financial, and monetary statistics. It collects and compiles data on money and banking, international trade, monetary accounts, the balance of payments, international investment position, exchange rates, foreign exchange reserves, foreign investment, private external debt, the flow of funds, inflation, and other topics with various periodicities, which are disseminated via the SBP website and publications. The department publishes two monthly, two quarterly, one biannual, and eight annual publications on a regular basis. It is critical for the government, policymakers, academia, and other stakeholders to have access to statistics for research, policy formulation, and decision-making. For timely and efficient statistics, modern and state-of-the-art systems based on well-defined procedures are in place for providing timely and efficient statistics on regular basis, hence it is a major source of data in Pakistan.

FinanceDivision – Government of Pakistan

Ministry of Finance is an authentic source of data on budget, Economic survey, and other statistics. According to their objectives, they are responsible for Macroeconomic and fiscal management that is effective Coordination with financial institutions that are effectively Developing a long-term debt sustainability strategy Increasing the availability and efficiency of foreign exchange Maintaining budgetary restraint and austerity.

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