Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Administrator Karachi Muhammad Hussain Syed has said that the housing census in Karachi will be performed from 5th to 19th April 2011 in which more than 8 thousand officials will take part while wearing especial caps issued by Government of Pakistan.

He appealed to citizens of Karachi to take special interest in this very important campaign and extend full support and cooperation to the staff deputed for housing census as all future planning and allocation of resources would directly rely on this census campaign.

Administrator Karachi expressed these views while addressing a packed press conference in DCO Camp Office on Tuesday.

City Government officers including all EDOs and officers of Census Department of Government of Pakistan were present on this occasion.

Administrator Karachi said that the housing census was an important phase of the whole exercise during which every building would be taken as a housing unit whether it contain many families, however the flats in a building would recorded as a single house. The teams would make door-to-door visits. After this phase is completed, the second phase would be launched from August. Under this, each citizen would be contacted in person and asked for their details by the census teams.

He said that two separate teams have been formed which will be monitored by Additional EDO Revenue Matanat Ali Khan and District Officer Abid Zawwabi. These teams would visit the city to oversee census work while the concerned DDOs Revenue, Town Municipal Administrator and Town Police Officer will also supervise the work within their jurisdiction.

Administrator Karachi said that 90 percent of the staff for housing census has been acquired from Education Department.

Replying a question he said that he believed achieving 100 percent result as this would be in the interest of citizens.

To another query he said that the police help would be taken during census in sensitive areas of city and if the police think necessary, then it can seek for help from other agencies.