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Kamal demands PM Imran to declare Karachi census results void

KARACHI: Chairman Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Mustafa Kamal has demanded re-conducting of census in Karachi, Hyderabad as he called the current census results ‘flawed’. Speaking to media in Karachi, Kamal claimed that the population of Karachi was under-counted in the census under a plan. “Nadra in its 2013 report mentioned Karachi population count at 20.14 million, so how it could be reduced to 16 million in 2018 as per the new census.” He said people from across the country were coming to reside in Karachi. He…

Faisal Subzwari decries ‘pre-poll rigging’

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Faisal Subzwari on Wednesday said there is one law for Karachi and the other for the rest of the country. Speaking to media, he complained that his party's banners and posters put up in the city were being removed. Mr. Subzwari said his party candidate Jawed Hanif was lately arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) despite the fact that it said it won't arrest politicians until the polls. He demanded of the NAB chairman to immediately release the…

SC to hear PSP’s petition against census results after polls

ISLAMABAD: Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chief Mustafa Kamal on Friday said the Supreme Court has accepted his petition challenging the provisional results of 6th population census and the case will be taken up after general elections.  Talking to journalists on the premises of the apex court, he said the chief justice of Pakistan will hear the case after the polls scheduled on July 25. He added that the CJP heard and accepted his arguments with regard to findings of census. The PSP chief questioned how Karachi’s…

PSP chief challenges census results in SC

KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chief Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court against the provisional results of census 2017. Kamal filed a petition at the apex court’s Karachi registry, pleading with the Chief Justice Pakistan to take notice of the findings of the census. In his petition, he argued that the population of the country’s largest city stands at 21.5 million as per record of the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra). However, the population has been deliberately reduced to 16…

Efforts being made to clamp restrictions on PML-N leadership, says Rafique

LAHORE: Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique said on Saturday former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was facing trial despite having reservations. Speaking to reporters here, he said efforts were being made to illegally clamp restrictions on the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leadership. The Minister claimed that the PML-N’s detractors were turning into supporters because of the conspiracies being hatched against it. Referring to the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s back-to-back public rallies, he said the party…

CM Sindh dissatisfied over delay in finalising census results

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday expresses dissatisfaction at delay in the final result of the census, and said the Sindh government would never allow delay in general election, The chief minister presiding over a preparatory meeting for 25th Inter-Provincial Coordination Committee (IPCC) said that the provisional census results were presented in the last meeting and the final results would be released by April 2018 which was too late. Therefore, CM Sindh said that there should be a way…

132 million in 1998, Pakistan’s population now reaches 207.7 million: census report

The Pakistan Bureau of Statistics has presented a provisional census report showing the country’s current population at 207.7 million against 132 million that was estimated in the last census in 1998. The census report was presented during the Council of Common Interest meeting today. The statistics show that the population of the country is at 2.7% annual growth rate over a period of 1998-2017. Province wise breakdown shows that Punjab leads in terms of populace with 110 million, Sindh 47.8 million, Khyber…

Army chief briefed about progress in operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, census

RAWALPINDI: During a visit to Gujranwala Garrison, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa was on Friday given detailed briefing on operational preparedness of Gujranwala corps, progress on operation Radd-ul-Fasaad and census. This should be noted that on February 22, Pakistan Army launched a new counter-terror operation named ‘Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad’ (رَدُّالفَسَاد) across the country, which aims at indiscriminately eliminating residual and latent threat of terrorism, consolidating gains of operations made…

Census: Pakistan urges India to ensure safety of enumerators near LOC

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army on Tuesday contacted Indian Army through hotline as part of a confidence-building measure regarding the movement of civil and military enumerators near LoC as part of the ongoing census. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Indian Army has been approached to inform ground troops about the movement of civil and military enumerators to civil populated areas lying close to LOC in Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. The step is aimed at ensuring safety and security of civil and…

Final phase of housing, population census kicks off today

RAWALPINDI: The second and final phase of sixth national housing and population census is underway in the country. In this phase census will be conducted in eighty-seven districts including twenty-one each in Punjab and Sindh, twelve in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, six Agencies of FATA, seventeen in Balochistan and five each in Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. The second phase will continue till 24th of next month. A formal ceremony was also held at Deputy Commissioner House in Rawalpindi to kick-start house listing…