PPP challenges ongoing population census in SHC

Monday 20 March 2017 7 days ago 44   Karachi   Print

Farhatullah Babar talking with newsmen outside SHC in Karachi.

Report  Web desk : Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on Monday has challenged ongoing population census in Sindh High Court (SHC). According to the details, petition narrates secrecy in population census as unconstitutional. While talking to media, PPP’s Farhatullah Babar said Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) have also expressed their concerns pertaining to head count. He said every segment of society is expressing concern. PPP wants transparency in process of population census. Important information should be uploaded on website whereas a mechanism should be crafted to address complains. First national census in 19 years kicked off last week amid tight security from around 200,000 military personnel. A 70-day data gathering operation, starting in 63 districts and protected by police and soldiers, is being carried out by 118,000 officials.(01)