ISLAMABAD: Opposition parties showed serious concerns over the initial results of the national census and questions the accuracy of the numbers released by the statistics division.
Opposition leader in National Assembly, Syed Khursheed Shah accused the authorities of releasing details as a mere formality and no one is satisfied was census process. Shah added that statistics department and Army should be compared to get a correct data.
Khursheed further alleged that Sindh population was intentionally shown less at least 10 million and the Punjab population was overestimated to 10 million. By giving 50% representation to Punjab in the Council of Common Interest is the part of the same conspiracy, Shah claimed.
Similarly, former MNA and and senior leader of Awami National Party (ANP Bushra Gohar while sharing her views on the census result on twitter, she said that there were nearly 2 million registered IDPS from North Waziristan alone and now how can Fata population be 5 million and adding that it’s a fabricated result.
Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) Senator Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah, PTI MNA Murad Saeed and Senator Shibli also shown their reservations over the result.