Federal Minister for Planning, Improvement, and Particular Initiatives Asad Umar. — AFP

The overall elections of 2023 shall be held beneath a brand new census, introduced Federal Minister for Planning, Improvement, and Particular Initiatives Asad Umar on Saturday.

Asad Umar stated: “For the primary time within the historical past of Pakistan, the census could be performed utilizing know-how”.

In line with the plan, the census would start in September and could be performed throughout a interval of 18 months.

Shedding gentle on the problems confronted throughout final census, the federal minister stated the Sindh authorities had collected all of the census knowledge themselves, “nevertheless, they nonetheless protested.”

He stated that the federal authorities has supplied vaccines value greater than Rs10 billion for Karachi, nevertheless, the provincial authorities has to date failed to supply a single dose of the vaccine.

Saying excellent news for Karachiites, the federal minister revealed that the Inexperienced Line shall be opened for the folks subsequent month.

In April, the federal authorities authorized the official launch of the Census-2017 outcomes which had been withheld for the final couple of years.

Umar had stated: “Since elections are held based mostly on the census, we are going to start preparations for the subsequent census in September or October this 12 months.”

“We are going to full the brand new census by March 23,” Umar had introduced. “The federal government may also kind constituencies based mostly on the brand new census knowledge earlier than the final elections of 2023.”

Whereas Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had insisted on releasing the census knowledge, Sindh demanded the census be held anew within the province in order that the consolidated knowledge might be launched collectively.

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