Pakistan Statistical Society
July 5, 1995
|Type||Scientific think tank|
|Headquarters||Institute of Statistics, PU|
|Region served||South Asia|
|President||Dr. Ch. Asghar Ali|
|Affiliations||International Statistical Institute|
The Pakistan Statistical Society Acronym:PSA; also known as Pakistan Statistical Society (PSS), is an academic and professional society of statisticians from Pakistan and abroad, dediticated and devoted for the Mathematical statistics. It is one of the leading mathematical and learned society of Pakistan, and being the only and one the oldest society of its nature.
The history of Pakistan Statistical Society traced back to 1947 when Pakistan was created, and encouraged by prominent and influential Indian statistician dr. Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, the Pakistan Statistical Society was established. Encouraged by Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, dr. Raziuddin Siddiqui, a mathematical physicist, led the foundation of the society in 1947 of whom both dr. Siddiqui served its first president whilst Mahalanobis became its life member. Both Siddiqui and Mahalanobis remained its influential member, however after the death of Mahalanobis and Siddiqui's interest had been lowered, the society struggled to gain its prominence and importance afterwards. In 1976, the society was disintegrated and had gone inactive and defunct since.
The association was again revived in 1995 after about twenty years through the productive and effective efforts led by country's notable statisticians with the help of Federal Bureau of Statistics, the association was again re-established in 1995. The statisticians at the Peshawar University delegated and called statisticians from all over the country and abroad to participate in an international seminar on the recent developments in Statistics organized by Department of Statistic. The prominent and renowned applied statisitician dr. Ch. Asghar Ali has been its president since 1995, and is currently headquartered at the Department of Statistics of the Peshawar University. The society is also affiliated with the International Statistical Institute since 1996, and has published its publications thought the International Statistical Institute in international level.