Murad says PPP not to accept census results if demands not met
Sindh CM insists Karachi mayor will be from PPP
March 12, 2023 03:56 PM
Showing serious reservations over the ongoing digital census in the province, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Sunday made it clear that the provincial government would not accept results of the exercise if Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) demands were not met, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The chief minister said that census was more important for the PPP than elections. “We had demanded that we be shown the list of enumerators,” he said.
He also made it clear that no matter how much hue and cry was raised by other parties, Karachi’s mayor would be from the PPP.
CM Murad demanded the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to immediately hold elections for the seats of mayor and chairmen.
He also asked the commission to announce the results of local bodies’ elections, which had been withheld.
He said there was a grave economic crisis in the country. “But PTI Chairman Imran Khan is responsible for that,” he alleged.
On the other hand, although first phase of the census namely house census is complete, still houses in several localities of Karachi have not been counted so far.
Reporter: Aajiz Jamali