Bureau of Statistics Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been annually releasing Development Statistics since 1980. The publication is based upon secondary data and contains latest and comprehensive statistics on a wide array of subjects with district-wise breakdown. After promulgation of 25 th Amendment, the sector wise data of merged districts have also been reflected in this publication. Statistical Abstracts highlighting comparative picture of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with Pakistan have been given in the outset of the publication, while glossary of the terms used in the report has been provided at the end. In some cases national level data with provincial breakdown have also been incorporated to enable data users to make comparative analysis of national, provincial
and district level data.
Bureau of Statistics is extremely thankful to the Provincial Line Departments, District Governments and other data generating organizations for their cooperation in supplying requisite data for this publication. The team efforts of the staff of Bureau of Statistics in producing this publication are highly appreciated.
It is hoped, that the publication will best serve the needs of policymakers, planners, academia, researchers and other data users in context of evidence–based planning, decision – making and quantitative analysis.