The Department started functioning in 1964 and within three years, it became a full-fledged department. In 1972, it was merged with the Department of Mathematics. In July 1978 it was separated again. Since then, it has been working as an independent department, offering 4-year BS (Statistics), M.Sc. (Statistics), M.Sc. (Actuarial Sciences) and Diploma programs. The M.Phil/ Ph.D. programs have been introduced from the 2002 session and presently seven Research students are working for research degrees. The department has well equipped Computer Laboratories and senior qualified and trained faculty. The importance of Statistics is growing day by day in every field of life and there is increasing demand for trained and qualified personnel.
There are numerous public and private organizations in Pakistan where qualified manpower in Statistics is needed. The job opportunities are available at Government level in the Statistics Division and its four departments, i.e., Federal Bureau of Statistics, Population Census Organization, Agricultural Census Organization, Pakistan Institute of Training and Research, Bureau of Statistics and other organizations at provincial level. A number of Research Papers on different Statistical topics have been published by the faculty in National and International Journals. In addition, twelve(12) Research Scholar are enrolled for M.Phil. program and two (02) are pursuing Ph.D. studies in Statistics.