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Census 2017

CCI to deliberate provisional census results today

ISLAMABAD: The Council of Common Interests (CCI) is to meet today to discuss reservations of Sindh province about the Provisional Census Report 2017 to pave the way for fresh delimitation of constituencies and reallocation of seats in the National Assembly. The meeting has been convened to break the deadlock over the mandatory constitutional amendment for delimitation of constituencies on the basis of Census 2017 to ensure timely elections. The two major opposition parties in the National Assembly had been opposing the…

Second round of talks on fresh delimitation ends inconclusively

ISLAMABAD: Second round of talks between the government and the opposition parties to hammer out consensus on a constitutional amendment bill for fresh delimitation of constituencies ahead of coming general elections ended inconclusively on Wednesday. The government once again failed to convince the major opposition parties to back out of their demand to seek approval of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) prior to introducing the required amendment in the Constitution. Speaking to media after the meeting of…

Khursheed Shah says no harm in holding next polls on old census

ISLAMABAD: Opposition leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah on Tuesday sought to vindicate his suggestion for holding upcoming general elections on the basis of an old census, saying there is no harm in holding the polls in the light of old census figures. Speaking to the media here, Khursheed Shah expressed his dismay over the adjournment of National Assembly session for an indefinite period without taking him into confidence and said it had never happened in the past. Shah dubbed the act as a mockery of…

Interior Minister assures to allay opposition parties’ concern over census

PESHAWAR: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Monday dubbed a suggestion to hold 2018 general elections on the basis of old census as immature. He was referring to the leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah's suggestion to hold the elections on the basis of old census figures. Ahsan Iqbal said speaking of delaying the polls was like playing with fire. He was speaking to the media after inaugurating NADRA's Mega and Executive Center in Peshawar. He assured to address the concerns of…

MQM-P chief spurns census 2017 results

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) chief Farooq Sattar on Sunday dismissed census 2017 results terming it rigged, ARY News reported. He said it seemed as if cannibalism was done instead of census as a large portion of population was cut down. “The figures of census results suggest as if census was conducted by cannibals. We would vote on delimitation if our head count would be correct. When head count is wrong then how could be delimitation correct,” he said addressing a protest rally against census in…

Constitutional amendment draft for constituencies finalized: NA Speaker

ISLAMABAD: Leaders of parliamentary parties have finalized a draft of constitutional amendment bill for delimitation of constituencies on the basis of the provisional results of census 2017, said NA Speaker Ayaz Sadiq on Wednesday. The second round of the meeting of parliamentary heads held today at the Parliament House to deliberate on legislation for fresh delimitation on the basis of recently-held population census. After the meeting, the speaker told media that all party heads have agreed upon a draft bill for…

Second block of phase-1 under 6th population census starts today

ISLAMABAD: The population and house count in the second block of first phase under ‘sixth population and housing census’ in 63 districts across the country started today (Friday), ARY News reported. The house listing in the second block will remain continue for three days while the headcount will begin from April 3 which will continue till April 13. Moreover, homeless people in second block will be counted on April 13. The population and house count has begun in 63 districts of the country, which include 6445…

SHC summons govt reply over leaving out Sikhism in Census form

KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) has summoned reply from the federal government by March 27, over not including a column on Sikhism in the ongoing population count, ARY News reported. A petition filed in SHC by Sardar Heera Singh and others, stated that hundreds of thousands Sikhs live in Pakistan, and excluding them from the ongoing population census on the basis of religion and community would adversely affect national unity and cohesion. The petitioners in their plea requested to the court to order the government to…

Census 2017 challenged by PPP in SHC

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) has challenged mechanism of conducting countrywide sixth ‘Population and Housing Census’ in Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday, ARY News reported. Former Spokesperson of Presidential Office and Leader PPP, Farhatullah Babar, filed a petition in SHC in which Federal Government, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), and other concerned authorities are nominated. The petition states that several matters relating Census 2017 have kept confidential, which is depriving the masses from…

Census to begin in 63 districts of Pakistan tomorrow

KARACHI: Sixth Population Census of Pakistan will begin in 63 districts of the country from Wednesday (tomorrow), ARY News reported. The census will begin with house count in 63 districts of the country including 16 districts of Punjab, eight districts of Sindh including Karachi, 14 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Peshawar and 15 districts of Balochistan. Moreover, the population will also begin in five districts of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan regions each. The population count, usually conducted in…