All the people, including those living illegally, should be counted so that the correct number of population should be available with government – Sharjeel Memon
Sindh Minister for Information, Transport and Mass Transit Sharjeel Inam Memon said on Friday that provincial government will not accept the Digital Census Results if its reservations are not addressed.
“Sindh government has conveyed its reservations on the digital census to the federal government, and if the reservations are not addressed, we will not accept the results of the digital census,” he said.
“Sindh government wanted that all political parties and civil society should have full confidence in the digital census and each and person residing in the province should be counted.”
He added that head of the family should know that if he has registered 10 members of his family, they should be reflected in the digital census data.
The minister also demanded that data of digital census should also be shared with the Sindh government.
He said that in the digital census, all the people, including those living illegally, should be counted so that the correct number of population should be available with government.
Addressing a press conference at the Sindh Archives Complex, Sharjeel said that PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has expressed reservations about the digital census. Similarly, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has also raised this matter with the federal government and at various forums. In this regard, a zoom meeting was also held with the federal government in which Federal Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal was also present. The concerns of the Sindh government on the digital census were shared with the federal minister.
“We are waiting for the federal government’s response to address the issues on census,” Information Minister said.