All set for first phase of census in Sukkur


Sukkur/ Khairpur, Sindh: All arrangements have been finalized for the 1st phase of the houses and population census in Sukkur division.

According to details, the 1st phase of houses and population census is begining from April-25 in Sukkur division and all arrangements have been finalized in the districts Khairpur, Sukkur and Ghotki in this regard.

In Khairpur, 17 94 blocks are formed while 1271 civilians, 2063 army Jawans and 1970 cops will performed their duties in all eight talukas including Khairpur, Gambat, Sobhodero, Kotdiji, Naro, Thari Mirwah and Faiz Gunj.

In Ghotki district, which is also the part of Sukkur region, around 1,181 policemen, 23 police mobiles and 42 motorcycles were deployed, said Sukkur DIG Syed Feroze Shah.

To monitor the process of the population census two monitoring cells – one each in Ghotki and Sukkur – have been established, while arrangements have been finalised for the second phase of the population census which is scheduled to start from April 25.

In this regard, the DIG also visited all the police stations throughout Sukkur and Khairpur districts to check the wireless communication and later submitted a report to the Sindh IGP regarding shortcomings and suggestions to make the process foolproof.

Besides this, the DIG also ordered police officers from Sukkur and Khairpur to monitor the process of the population census in Ghotki district, which would prove helpful for them in the second phase of the census in their own districts.

In district Sukkur, 499 teams will work for 23 charges 118 circles and 977 cops along with Army Jawans will perform security duty.