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  • PTI, MQM-P focus on upcoming senate polls
  • Siddiqui says contemporary census to be held sooner than slated
  • Umar says govt has notified technical committee on the matter

KARACHI: In bid to strengthen the coalition, the PTI has agreed with the MQM-P to carry an early census within the nation. 

The transfer comes after the federal authorities authorized the controversial 2017 census outcomes regardless of robust reservations from its coalition associate, the MQM-P. 

The choice was introduced after a PTI delegation led by Federal Minister for Planning and Growth Asad Umar and Governor Sindh Imran Ismail visited the MQM-P headquarters to debate ongoing political state of affairs, and a joint technique technique for upcoming Senate polls. 

However the MQM-P delegation, led by Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddique and Aamir Khan, emphasised holding contemporary census. 

Firdous Shamim Naqvi, Haleem Adil Shaikh, Khurram Sherzaman, Bilal Ghaffar and Junaid Ali Shah from PTI and Kunwar Naveed Jamil, Faisal Sabzwari, Waseem Akhtar, Syed Aminul Haque, and Zahid Mansoori from MQM-P additionally participated within the assembly.

Learn extra: Centre authorized controversial census outcomes regardless of MQM’s reservations: Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui

A particular committee has been fashioned to compile suggestions to the federal cupboard.

Addressing the media after the assembly, coalition companions mentioned they’ve agreed on holding a contemporary census sooner than slated. Siddiqui maintained that the primary level of the settlement between the 2 events was reviewing the 2017 census.

The MQM-P chief mentioned the 2017 census was not solely disproved by Sindh’s city centres, together with Karachi and Hyderabad but additionally Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.

He criticised the opposition events on the matter and added {that a} sure celebration has been in politics because the Seventies however has not protested over the rigging within the Seventies and Nineteen Eighties census.

In the meantime, Umar mentioned the census performed below PML-N had raised contentious questions. He added that the PTI authorities has notified a technical committee to make sure the subsequent census just isn’t solely “accurate but also inspires confidence amongst all stakeholders.

“Census is an important issue in a country where the distribution of resources is based on the population,” he mentioned.

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