Make it 40 days: Govt should prolong process of census, says QAT

QAT president Ayaz Latif Palijo recommended that 10 days should be reserved for the house count


Our Correspondent February 11, 2017
Awami Tehreek observing a strike earlier in the month against the 20th Amendment bill introduced by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement in the National Assembly. PHOTO: PPI

HYDERABAD: The Qaumi Awami Tehreek (QAT) demanded that the government should prolong the process of census to 40 days. QAT president Ayaz Latif Palijo recommended that 10 days should be reserved for the house count, 20 for the population count and 10 for calculating the number of homeless people.

“There is a fear that due to short span of the house count, the people living in Kohistan [mountainous regions in Sindh], Tharparkar, forests and far off villages will be left out,” said Palijo.

He accused the Pakistan Peoples Party of working to show the population of Sindhis in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur and Mirpurkhas lower than other ethnic communities.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 11th, 2017.