Cen­tre de­cides to ad­dress Sindh's reser­va­tions over cen­sus re­sults

CCI meet­ing

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IS­LAM­ABAD: The fed­eral gov­ern­ment de­cided in the Coun­cil of Com­mon In­ter­ests (CCI) meet­ing on Mon­day to ad­dress Sindh’s reser­va­tions over the pop­u­la­tion cen­sus 2017 by agree­ing to have the pro­vi­sional re­sults of cer­tain blocks in the prov­ince ver­i­fied by a third party.

The meet­ing was presided over by Prime Min­is­ter Shahid Khaqan Ab­basi. The chief min­is­ters of the four prov­inces, the in­te­rior min­is­ter, the in­dus­tries min­is­ter and sec­re­taries of var­i­ous de­part­ments were present there.

Elec­tion Com­mis­sion of Pak­istan of­fi­cials told the par­tic­i­pants of the meet­ing that con­duct­ing the gen­eral elec­tions in 2018 on the ba­sis of the 1988 cen­sus would be im­pos­si­ble.

The chief min­is­ters of Pun­jab and Sindh ex­pressed their reser­va­tions over the re­sults of the lat­est cen­sus.

Sindh Chief Min­is­ter Mu­radAli Shah said if the re­sults were ver­i­fied by a neu­tral third party, the prov­ince would ac­cept its find­ings.

The prime min­is­ter agreed to have the re­sults of spe­cific cen­sus blocks in Sindh ver­i­fied, af­ter which the prov­ince sup­ported the bill for fresh de­lim­i­ta­tion of con­stituen­cies in ac­cor­dance with the lat­est pop­u­la­tion fig­ures.

Af­ter the meet­ing, the prime min­is­ter’s as­sis­tant Mu­sadik Ma­lik told re­porters that the fresh de­lim­i­ta­tion of con­stituen­cies had been ap­proved in the CCI meet­ing.

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