KARACHI The first phase of national census, house-counting, would end today (Monday) amid allegations of documentation of exaggerated numbering of infrastructure. However, ruling PPP has also expressed serious reservations over ongoing process of house-counting and demanded to make Nadra data base for process in the province. In this regard, Noor Muhammad Leghari, Sindh Census Commissioner on Sunday told The Nation on phone that house-counting process is almost completed smoothly in the province as no serious complaints of bogus entries or exaggeration in the documentation of infrastructure reported, so far. The Provincial Census Commissioner said that few complaints received with proofs, which have been rectified. He claimed that no possibility of fraud or exaggeration in the counting of houses and other infrastructure as technical staff of Census office monitoring all the process with Satellite maps. Sharing the progress, Leghari said that a total of 35,000 census blocks have been declared in all 129 Tehsils/Census districts of province against 28,000 census blocks of 1998 census. Each census block comprising of 200 to 300 houses, he added. Census Commissioner informed that after completion of house-counting process, the census staff will start compilation of the data, besides the process would be revisited /rechecked wherever doubts of exaggeration in numbering of houses identified. He said that compilation and revisiting of process will take at least one month time. Rejecting the notion of overstatement in documentation of infrastructure, he claimed that technical staff will initiate study of process, besides statistics would be compared with available data of government, surveys and satellite mapping. The government organisations including district governments, revenue, local government and other department concerned would be onboard in compilation of the house-counting data, he said. To a question, Census Commissioner said that he himself visited different areas of the province and personally observing the whole process of house-counting, which according to him, running smoothly. He expressed satisfaction over the house-numbering, first phase of the census, which is going to be completed today (April 25) smoothly in the province, adding that there would be no need to further extend deadline for house-counting. However, he said that final thoughts would be shared after expiry of deadline, today (Monday) April, 25. Meanwhile, Secretary General of ruling PPP for Sindh chapter former Senator Taj Hyder while talking to The Nation said that house-counting process has become controversial because Nadras data was not made base for census. He demanded that NADRAs data must be made base of census process otherwise transparency of census would remain questionable for the people of Sindh. It may be noted that nationalist parties have already rejected the census process and announced protest demonstrations and strike call on April 30 all over the province against the alleged fraud in first phase of census.