Sindh CM rejects Census 2017, demands joint session of parliament 

By: News Desk      Published: 10:05 PM, 31 May, 2021
Sindh CM rejects Census 2017, demands joint session of parliament 

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, rejecting the Census 2017, demanded the Centre call a joint session of the parliament.

According to the 24NewsHD TV channel, the Sindh CM had also written a letter to Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani and National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaisar about his stance on the count conducted in the PML-N rule in 2017.

He had given a special reference to a survey of Unicef that average Pakistani families had 7.2 persons. Following the Unicef survey, Sindh's population varies around 61,041,938 that was 30.4 percent of the total population of the country, he added in the letter.

Vis versa of Unicef survey, the federal government had shown the average population of just 5.64 persons in a family that was much less to it, he said. Murad Ali Shah said in the census conducted in 2017, the total population of Sindh was shown as just 47,854,510 that was 23.8 percent of the total population of the country.

He urged both custodians of the houses—the Senate and the NA—to immediately convene a joint sitting of the Parliament to discuss the issue in the greater interest of the country. The issue of a census was initially raised by the MQM-P (Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan) but after joining the federal government as an ally zipped the lips on the matter.