SHC gives CCI four weeks to issue notification of census results

In pleas filed by the MQM-P and others in connection with the population census and local govt elections


Our Correspondent April 15, 2021
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KARACHI:

The Sindh High Court granted a four-week extension to the Council of Common Interests (CCI) on Wednesday for issuing the final notification of the 2017 census.

A two-member bench, comprising Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Amjad Ali Sahito, gave the extension in pleas filed by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan and others in connection with the population census and local government elections.

The deputy attorney general told the court the results and statistics of the 2017 census had been issued.

Read: CCI sets aside Sindh’s objections, approves census results

At that, the court asked for the notification of the census results.

The court also expressed annoyance over no mention of the notification in a progress report submitted by the Inter Provincial Coordination Division (IPCD).

When Justice Mazhar inquired about the reasons for delays in the issuance of the notification, the IPCD's representative assured the court that the notification would be submitted by May 10.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 15th, 2021.

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