Senator Taj Haider, Member Core Committee of Pakistan People’s Party has clarified in a press statement issued today that the reduction of 14 Million mentioned by him in the meeting with MQM was in the population of entire Sindh. This reduction figure pertaining to the whole of the Sindh province was also given by him in an earlier statement published a few days back. Unfortunately some newspapers had wrongly quoted him as saying that this reduction was only in the City of Karachi.
The figure is based on the data given in the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey conducted by Bureau of Statistics and UNICEF. Average Household Size in all 28 districts of Sindh had been greatly reduced in Census 2017. A District wise table of such reduction in Average Household Size in all of the 28 districts of Sindh was presented to the MQM hosts by our delegation and was duly acknowledge by them.