PM assures MQM-P of addressing census concerns

KARACHI:Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday assured to address the concerns of Muttahida Qaumi Movement–Pakistan (MQM-P) regarding the digital census.

Sources said that a delegation of MQM-P, led by convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, met Prime Minister Shehbaz in Islamabad. The delegation included Senior Deputy Convener Mustafa Kamal, Advisor to the Prime Minister Sadiq Iftikhar and their party leader Rauf Siddiqui while Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal and Malik Muhammad Khan participated to assist the prime minister.

Sources say that the MQM-P presented their grievances before the prime minister for un-fulfilled Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)’s promises in Sindh and expressed their concerns regarding the census. The prime minister approved their demands regarding the census, for which an official order would soon be issued.

On the demand of the aggrieved party, the prime minister ordered to extend the census from three to 10 days and to mark each flat instead of the main entrance of multi-storied buildings. MQM-P leaders appreciated this decision of the premier.

The MQM-P leaders recalled that the prime minister and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman were the guarantors of the implementation of all demands, saying that no notification had still been issued regarding constituencies.

MQM-P leaders complained that many promises were made and assurances were given by the PPP, but they had not been implemented so far.

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