KARACHI: After Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) has also rejected the provisional Census results.
Talking to media, Anees Advocate said that discrimination with Karachi people is not acceptable. He said there is a class that doesn’t want equal distribution of resources.
PSP leader continued that Supreme Court (SC) will be contacted in this regard while rallies and seminars will also be held after Eid.
Earlier, PPP had announced to call an all parties conference (APC) to decide the future plan of action on the issue.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Nisar Ahmed Khoro said that showing less population in census results is a conspiracy while PPP lawmaker said that this was done to make sure Sindh didn’t get a raise in its share in National Finance Commission (NFC) award.
On the other hand, Karachiites spoke up on the shortcomings of 6th Population Census 2017 on social media. Provisional results of census released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) showed that Karachi’s total population is 14.91 million. This is a 62% increase from the 1998 figure of 9.339 million.
In comparison, Lahore’s population went up by a whopping 116%.