The sixth National Census will kick off from 15th of March next year.

The process of data collection of Population and Housing Census will conclude in May 2017.

This was announced by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar while talking to Media after the meeting of National Finance Commission.

The Finance Minister said 42 thousand army personnel will assist in this process.

Ishaq Dar said special attention is need for Fata to bring it into National Streamline.

He said modest funds for development projects will be allocated for Fata, Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Kashmir.

He said next meeting of National Finance Commission will be held in January next year.

He said there are no legal hindrances in allocating funds for Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Kashmir.

He said Federal Government is giving special importance to Zarb-e-Azb operation and necessary funds were allocated for this mission.

He said all provinces will submit proposals after detailed consultations in the next NFC meeting.