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20 November 2017 Last updated 32 minutes ago

Karachi: People lash out against census results on social media

Cameramen and photographers document as a census enumerator enters in a building during Pakistan's 6th population and house cnesus 2017 Cameramen and photographers document as a census enumerator enters in a building during Pakistan's 6th population and house cnesus 2017

Provisional summary results of the 6th Population and Housing Census 2017 were presented in a meeting of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) on Friday.

According to the results as reported by local media, Karachi’s population is barely 0.3 million more than Lahore. While Karachi sprawls over an area of 3,527 square-kilometres, Lahore covers an area of 1,772 square-kilometres.

This difference in area covered and the influx of population to Karachi as a result of mass migrations made it difficult for Karachiites, including politicians and journalists, to accept the results as truthful.

#Census2017 has been trending on Twitter after three days of results’ announcement. Let’s take a look at what different people had to say about the census results: