Date for house count in Sindh extended

KARACHI - The Federal Government on Wednesday extended the date for house count in Sindh by six days. The date had expired on Tuesday night.

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Published: Fri 22 Apr 2011, 12:22 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 7:52 PM

The decision in this regard was taken upon a request from the Sindh government which said that it was impossible to ensure house count in the stipulated time period that expired at 12.00 midnight (Tuesday). Now the last date of census will be April 25.

Apart from the Sindh government almost all the political parties especially stakeholders of Karachi had voiced their reservations over the house count exercise and called for wanted extension in the number of days.

All the major political parties had also alleged mass-scale of rigging in the house count and demanded the census should be held under the supervision of Army personnel backed up by the Rangers particularly in Karachi, a city of 17 million people, a demand so far not accepted by Islamabad.

The criticism by all the stakeholders in Sindh forced Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah to request the federal government to extend the date of house count process by seven to 10 days.

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