General elections in 2023 will be held under new census: Asad Umar

Roman AhmedWeb Editor

11th Sep, 2021. 11:12 pm
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The 2023 general elections will be held under a new census, stated Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar.

“The Sindh government had collected all the census data themselves, however, they still protested,” said Umar.

He said, “first time in [Pakistan’s] history, the census would be conducted using technology”.

The census would initiate in September and would be conducted throughout a period of 18 months.

The federal government has delivered inoculations worth more than Rs10 billion for Karachi, stated Umar.

Whereas, the local government has been unsuccessful to deliver a single dose of inoculation.

The federal minister further stated that the Green Line will be opened for the people next month.

Whereas, previously the federal government permitted the official release of the Census-2017 results which had been pending for the last couple of years.

Umar had said: “Since elections are held based on the census, we will begin preparations for the next census in September or October this year.”

“We will complete the new census by March 23,” Umar had declared. “The government will also form constituencies based on the new census data before the general elections of 2023.”

Furthermore, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had contended on emancipating the census data.

Sindh required the census to be held again in the state so that the combined data could be unrestricted together.


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