Dr Farooq Sattar, chief of MQM Pakistan has demanded that pre-census operation of marking houses for the overdue exercise be extended for two more days in Karachi as during the first three days, more than 35 percent houses were still left unmarked in the country’s biggest city.
This is essential for accuracy of an operation which is being done after 19 years, and because of ten year’s condition remaining unfulfilled for 9 years, Karachi has undergone tremendous changes.
It is only fair therefore, that justice be done to a city which is revenue engine of the country, and which feeds the country to the extent of 67 percent.
From tomorrow real census will start. Karachi will suffer if his call went unheeded. Leaving 35 percent of the 7000 blocks in the city, unmarked, would be unfair and unjust to the people of a city which deserves to be treated fairly.
He also complained that not enough staff was deployed for marking of blocks of houses in Karachi. The houses marked with Urdu alphabet “sheen” have remained incomplete. He therefore asked the authorities to do justice to a city which is vitally important for the country.