Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has challenged the procedure of conducting national the population census in Sindh High Court today, reported Waqt News.

While talking to the media PPP spokesperson Farahatullah Babar said the opposition party has serious doubts and apprehensions over the whole procedure.

“Not only our party, but every section of society has raised questions about the authenticity of ongoing census,” he said.

The spokesperson further added that their basic demand is to make the whole process transparent.

“It is the fundamental right of every citizen to know the procedure,” he asserted.

The crucial sixth population and housing census was commenced across the country from last Wednesday

President Mamnoon Hussain inaugurated the head count in Karachi by filling the census form.

More than 300,000 civil and military personal are conducting the census in two phases which will conclude in May.

The Federal government had decided to conduct sixth census in the meeting of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) in compliance to the apex court order.

The last census was conducted in 1998, which according to the Constitution has to be carried out after every 10 years.

Chief Statistician Asif Bajwa told Radio Pakistan that all arrangements had been finalised for the sixth housing and population census tobe commenced from Wednesday.

He said that the census will be conducted in two phases.