Bodies for third-party validation of 5pc census blocks

Karachi: The first high level committee for census 2017 was presided by minister planning and development Sindh Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani at his office Wednesday.

In the light of decisions made in 34th meeting of council of common interest (CCI) it was decided to compose divisional and district committees for carrying out third party validation of 5 percent census blocks to remove suspicions and objections raised against census 2017. The divisional committee will be headed by divisional commissioner as its convener and committee will consist of one MNA chairman local government.

While district committees will include one MPA Chairman local council and concerned Deputy Commissioner as its convener. It was decided that this committee will complete its working within a three-month time. Besides it was also decided that an experts committee consisting of a Director Bureau of statics, one senior manager information technology (IT) and one additional secretary local government will visit Islamabad to receive requisite data of sampling blocks from census commission of Pakistan after that validation of five percent census blocks will be started.

It is reminded here that in 34th meeting of CCI it had been decided that as it was impossible to verify all census blocks so some five percent census blocks will be randomly validated by a third party, says a hand-out.