MQM-P decries irregularities in census process


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KARACHI:  The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) expressed serious reservations on the ongoing seventh population census on Tuesday, saying that despite raising the matter at the higher level, the correct figures were not being presented.

A meeting of the MQM-P Rabita Committee, chaired by its Convener Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, criticised the “non-serious attitude” of the government toward the census process.

In the meeting, serious reservations were expressed about the figures of the census released so far. The committee expressed concern over the non-serious attitude of the rulers toward the census, the party said.

It added that despite the meetings with relevant authorities, including federal ministers, and providing them proofs of irregularities in the census process, correct statistics were not being presented.

The meeting took various decisions regarding the future plan of action on the injustice towards the citizens of Sindh, especially Karachi, in the census. It added that after consultation on the plan of action, people would be informed through the media.

Various organisational matters and the current political and economic situation of the country were also discussed in the meeting, which attended by senior deputy convenors Syed Mustafa Kamal, Dr. Farooq Sattar and Nasreen Jalil, deputy convenors Anees Qaimkhani, Abdul Waseem, Kahf Alwari and others.


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