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PM Abbasi arrives in Quetta to discuss law and order situation

PM Abbasi

QUETTA: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday arrived in Quetta on a day-long visit to chair a number of important meetings relating to law and order situation and development projects. 

The premier will meet Balochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai and Chief Minister Sanaullah Khan Zehri to discuss law and order situation of the province and progress on the ongoing development projects there.

Official sources say he will also meet members of the parliament and will hold a meeting with a delegation of Hazara community.

A day earlier, PM Abbasi chaired a meeting of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) to evolve a consensus among the center and provinces on the fresh delimitation of constituencies and reallocation of seats in the National Assembly ahead of 2018 general elections.

The chief ministers of all four provinces and other members of the council attended the meeting.

The meeting deliberated upon different issues including delimitation of constituencies and provisional results of Census-2017.

Later briefing media persons, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Musadik Malik told that the forum has evolved a consensus among the political leadership deciding that next general election will be held using the provisional data compiled in census 2017.

He said one percent data of the census would be evaluated by a third party to judge the authenticity of the data.

Pakistan People’s Party, the ruling party in Sindh, had questioned the population figures compiled during the recent census in the province.

Musaddiq Malik said one block would be picked from each province, where census and the data would be analyzed comparing the current data.

He said by evolving this consensus, the CCI has averted the looming constitutional crisis regarding the census results that would provide a basis for the delimitation of the constituencies across the country.

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