PPP denies to support delimitation law until third-party audit of census

Islamabad (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan Peoples Party senator Taj Haider has said that PPP will not support delimitation law until demand of third-party audit of census accepted.

“We are not asking for the moon. Our demands are very clear and are meant to ensure transparency in the process,” PPP parliamentary leader in the Senate Taj Haider told media.

He said the PPP would not allow passage of the constitution amendment bill in the upcoming session of the Senate scheduled for Dec 11, if it’s just demands were not met.

The bill, which paves the way for the allocation of seats in the National Assembly and delimitation on the basis of provisional census results, has already been passed by the National Assembly. Taj Haider accuses govt of ignoring his party’s concerns; PML-N senator says democratic interests should not be put at stake for political mileage

Article 51(5) of the Constitution provides that seats in the National Assembly shall be allocated to each province, the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and the federal capital on the basis of population in accordance with the last preceding census officially published.