KARACHI: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi Ameer Engr Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman has warned that results of the ongoing census will not be accepted if Karachiites are not counted in full.
At a press conference held at the JI Karachi’s headquarters on Friday he said that according to some media reports, the census showed inverse growth in the population of Karachi. He made it clear that Karachiites will not accept any more deception in the name of digital census.
The only acceptable solution to this problem is provision of access to citizens to the data of the census, he said and demanded of the government to constitute a committee comprising stakeholders of the city in order to ensure transparency in the process of census.
He termed the flaws in the census as a conspiracy to ambush on the rights of Karachi and Karachiites. The JI leader further said that Karachiites are being underreported in order to usurp the rights of the people living in the mega city.
He added that under reported statistics of headcount will be translating into less of quota in water and other natural resources as well as development funds and schemes.