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KARACHI, Aug 1, 2022- Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that he has nothing to do with the technology being adopted to conduct 7th Population & Housing Census but his concern was its accuracy and authenticity.

Federal Bureau of Statistics led by Chief Statistician Dr Naeem Zafar held a meeting which on Sindh govt side was attended by Senator taj Haider Minister Labour Saeed Ghani, Chief Secretary Sohail Rajput, Chairman P&D Hassan Naqvi, Special Secretary to CM Raheem Shaikh and (bureau side) Chief Statistician Dr Naeem Zafar, Members Sarwar Gondal and Ayazuddin, Deputy DG Census Rabia Awan and Director Munawar Ghanghro.

Dr Naeem Zafar briefing the chief minister said that the Digital Census and pilot-Digital [census] has been started from July 27, 2022 under which field services were in progress.

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The CM was told that comprehensive training with technology innovations has been started for the 7th census.

At this the chief minister said that in the 6th census the population of Sindh was shown to a lesser extent. “It is not an issue which technology you [bureau] are using for enumeration but the question is of its accuracy and authenticity,” he said.

Mr Shah was told that a census work plan, questionnaire have been prepared and census monitoring committees have been formed.

The meeting decided to hold more meetings to firm up suggestions of the provinces.