I am delighted that we have appointed Sir Ian as the UK Statistics Authority's new Chief Executive and National Statistician
. Ian brings with him enormous professional experience and particular expertise in census design and analysis.
He will serve as national statistician
for five years.
Before being named national statistician
, Mapa was statistics professor and dean at the UP School of Statistics.
In an era when people are increasingly worried about "fake news", the new national statistician
will have to judge success not just by whether they collect the right numbers, but if they can actually get through to the public.
The PML-N government had appointed a former bureaucrat Asif Bajwa as the chief statistician
of the newly established PBS.
The party, therefore, called on the Statistician
General not to succumb to the blackmail of the Buhari Presidency but remain on the path of truth and facts, in the course of his duty.
As a temporary measure, the statistics division has handed over acting charge of chief statistician
But the problem will be absence of the PBS rules, as former finance minister Ishaq Dar and former chief statistician
Asif Bajwa ran the PBS without observing rules and regulations.
New Delhi [India], November 5 ( ANI ): Google on Sunday celebrated the 90th birthday of Japanese statistician
Hirotugu Akaike with a doodle on the homepage.
Earlier, the Chief Statistician
informed the minister that the second phase of the census, which started on April 25, was going on smoothly and apprised him about the overwhelming public support and participation in the census activities.
, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) apprised the meeting that second phase of the census which commenced on 25thApril would cover 88 districts throughout the country and continue till May 24.