According to the senior deputy convener of the party, Mustafa Kamal, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) has provided the authorities with evidence of the errors in the census that was conducted in urban areas of Sindh. Information from Nadra, the statistics authority, and K-Electric was used as proof.
Speaking during a press conference in Karachi, Kamal said that the Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) had identified 32,000 high-rise buildings and 7,000 blocks where census workers had not gone or the number of people had been undercounted.
He claimed that Nadra had certified that addresses in Karachi had received more than 19.1 million ID cards and B-forms.
Despite there being about 200 houses in each census block, MQM-P noted that the findings showed 860 blocks with only one person residing in each one, for a total population of just 200 persons.
Additionally, according to K-Electric’s data, there were over 3.4 million home electricity metres in use, with 25% of the city’s residents still using electricity despite not having a metre. The household census, however, only lists 2.9 million homes.
Kamal chastised the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) for not being as aggressive as the MQM in defending the rights of Sindh. He urged other political parties to put the needs of the populace first.
Members of the MQM-P’s coordinating committee and Deputy Convenor Anees Qaimkhani were also present at