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Next general election to be held on basis latest census: CCI

November 14, 2017
Next general election to be held on basis latest census: CCI

ISLAMABAD: The 33rd meeting of the Council of Common Interests was held in Islamabad with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the chair.

The Chief Ministers of all four provinces and other members of the Council attended the meeting.

The meeting deliberated upon different issues including delimitation of constituencies and provisional results of Census-2017.

Later briefing the Media persons, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Musadik Malik told that the forum has evolved a consensus among the political leadership deciding that next general election will be held using the provisional data compiled in census 2017.

He said one percent data of the census would be evaluated by a third party to judge the authenticity of the data.

Musaddiq Malik said one block would be picked from each province, where census and the data would be analyzed comparing the current data.

He said by evolving this consensus, the CCI has averted the looming constitutional crisis regarding the census result that would provide a basis for the delimitation across the country.

Meanwhile, Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has convened a meeting of the parliamentary party leaders in Islamabad tomorrow to discuss delimitation of constituencies of the National Assembly. –Samaa/app


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