Islamabad: To discuss the reallocation of seats in the National Assembly in accordance with the provisional results of the Census, 2017, Speaker National Assembly on Friday summoned a meeting of the Leaders of the Parliamentary Parties on November Ist.

The meeting has been summoned on the request of the Government to discuss the reallocation of seats in the National Assembly in accordance with the results of the recent census.

The meeting has been scheduled on Wednesday at 3.30 p.m in Parliament House.

According to National Assembly Secretariat , Minister for Law and Justice, Zahid Hamid, Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal, ,Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique, , Leader of the Opposition, Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah, and MNA's Syed Naveed Qamar, Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Hussain Qureshi, Dr. Muhammad Farooq Sattar, Maulana Fazal-ul-Rehman, Ghous Bux Khan Mahar, Mehmood Khan Achakzai, Sahibzada Tariq Ullah, Ghulam Murtaza Jatoi, Haji Ghulam Ahmed Bilour, Ch. Pervez Ellahi,  Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Nasir Khan, Ejaz ul Haq, Sardar Kamal Khan Bangulzai, Iftikhar-ud-din, and Syed Essa Nori have been invited to attend the moot.

In the recently held sixth census, the provisional results indicated significant demographic changes which necessitated a reallocation of seats in the National Assembly as well as in the provincial assemblies.

Under new count, Balochistan’s share of the total population has increased from 4.96 per cent in 1998 to 5.94pc in 2017, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s share has gone up from 13.41pc to 14.69pc over a period of 19 years.

Fata, too, registered a slight increase in the share of the total population — from 2.40pc in 1998 to 2.41pc in 2017.

Sindh’s share increased from 23pc in 1998 to 23.05pc in 2017 and Islamabad Capital Territory’ share went up from 0.61pc to 0.97 percent over a period of 19 years.

On the contrary, Punjab registered a decrease in the share of the total population. It showed a decrease from 55.95pc in 1998 to 52.95pc in 2017.

In connection with new delimitation, Law Minister Zahid Hamid called on Opposition Leader on Thursday to take Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on board.

During the meeting, Khursheed Shah, reportedly, suggested to call a meeting of parliamentary parties on the results of the census, arguing cabinet decision won’t give better results if implemented without a detailed consultation on the subject.