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SHC issues notices to CCI, PBS, others on plea challenging census results

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Wednesday issued notices to the Council of Common Interests (CCI), finance secretary, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), Sindh Chief Secretary and other respondents to furnish their replies to a petition challenging the provisional results of 6th census. A division bench of SHC, hearing the petition filed by a citizen Iqbal Kazmi requesting the court to order fresh census under the supervision of a judicial commission. The petitioner submitted that the results of the census were not…

MQM-P, PSP voice serious concerns over census results

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) once again on Tuesday voiced serious concerns over the provisional results of the sixth population census, demanding that the actual results should be released. Addressing a press conference, Anees Ahmed advocate branded the census result a fraud with the people of the province. “PSP outright rejects the results and demands of the authorities to release the actual figures of the population residing in the province, particularity in the…

First phase of population census concludes in 63 districts

ISLAMABAD: The first phase of the sixth population census, which began on 15th of the last month, has been concluded in sixty-three districts across the country. During the first phase, the census was conducted in sixteen districts of Punjab, eight of Sindh, fourteen of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, fifteen of Balochistan, five of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and five districts of Gilgit Baltistan. The second phase of the census will commence on 25th of this month, and culminate on 25th of the next month. As many as 84,000…

Arrangements made to hold sixth population census from March 15

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) has finalised all arrangements to conduct the much-awaited and sixth population census from March 15, 2017, official sources revealed on Monday. “The census will be held in two phases starting from March 15, 2017”. The first phase of the census would be completed in mid-April, while the second phase was likely to start from April 24 to end in mid-May. Preliminary results of the national population census would start coming in from June that would be made public…

Population Census on March 15 next year

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has decided to begin Population Census in the country on March 15th, next year. The CCI in its meeting also decided that the house listing and census operation may be carried out in one go. According to Radio Pakistan, the meeting also decided that the Population Census may be held in two phases and each phase may be carried out in all the provinces simultaneously. The Council of Common Interests agreed that Census…

Supreme Court orders govt to submit census date by Dec 07

ISLAMABAD: A Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali ordered the government to resume the much delayed census in the country by March 15 next year, ARY News reported on on Thursday. A three member bench headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali expressed its disappointment over the government inaction and warned that the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be in court for clarification if the population census date not finalized by December 07. Chief Justice Jamali in suo moto hearing pertaining…

Federal government fails to give time frame for population census

ISLAMABAD: Despite repeated orders by the Supreme Court of Pakistan, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government in the centre failed in providing a definitive time frame on Friday for holding the much-needed headcount in the country. Ever since the top court took a suo motu notice of the delay for the last almost eight years in the conduct of the population census, it has never been impressed with the government’s reasoning for the delay in conducting the population census. “If the government is not willing to…