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:

  1. 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.
  2. to estimate current rate of natural increase of population at national level.
  3. to collect information on other selected characteristics of population to assess the impact of family planning and other Socio-Economic development programmes.