Demographic and Research section was established in early Eighties in order to conduct Pakistan Demographic Survey (PDS) and Demographic Research Activities. The main objectives of the Pakistan Demographic Survey are:
- to collect statistics of births and deaths in order to arrive at various measures of fertility and mortality for Pakistan and its rural and urban areas.
- to estimate current rate of natural increase of population at national level.
- to collect information on other selected characteristics of population to assess the impact of family planning and other Socio-Economic development programmes.