Sindhi politicians reject CCI decision

March 1, 2016 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: Leaders of many Sindhi nationalist and political parties have rejected the decision of Council of Common Interest (CCI) for deferment of census and announced to continue their struggle for early conduct census.

An emergency meeting of political and nationalist parties of Sindh was held at Hyder Manzil on Wednesday with Jalal Mehmood Shah in chair to discuss the issue of population census.

Mahtab Akbar Rashdi, from Pakistan Muslim League-Functional, Dr Niaz Kalani from Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz, Rashid Mahmood Soomro from Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, Haji Shafi Jamote from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and other leaders attended the meeting.

Later, briefing the media, Jalal Mehmood Shah said that the PPP failed to represent the views of Sindh in the CCI meeting. We reject the decision to postpone of census. It is a mean to deprive Sindh of its due share of resources.

He alleged that Mian Nawaz Sharif has now become prime minister of Punjab and he is ignoring Sindh. He also criticized the role of Sindh chief minister Qaim Ali Shah in the CCI meeting and said that Sindh government has completely failed to represent the views of Sindh and it is trying to befool the people of the province in Sindh assembly.

Shah demanded that schedule of census should be announced as soon as possible. He said that a committee of four members headed by Mahtab Akbar Rashdi will soon meet with CM Sindh in this connection. They will also meet with chairman Senate and appeal him for fighting the case of Sindh in the Senate.

Soomro said that their public awareness campaign will continue in different cities of Sindh till the census is conducted.