ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Finance Minister Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar here Saturday chaired a meeting to review performance of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) in the last six months.
Chief Statistician, Asif Bajwa apprised the meeting about the current trend of inflation indicators.
The Minister was informed that Sensitive Price Index (SPI) was continuously declining due to smooth supply of different commodities in the market and vigilant monitoring of prices both at federal and provincial levels.
Prices of major items are stable or exhibit a declining trend.
The Minister directed PBS to ensure that all data related to inflation and other economic indicators was timely updated and wider coverage accorded to its dissemination for information of the general public.
The Minister further asked that periodic surveys for ensuring data accuracy must be carried out regularly using latest available technology.
Senior officials of the Ministry of Finance and PBS attended the meeting.