KARACHI - Officials of the federal government have paid around Rs 2.5 million to census workers in cash form that is against prescribed rules, TheNation has learnt. Around 30 workers participating in census work at the unit of Faisal Cantonment Board (Gulistan-e-Johar), were paid cash amount on account of their services by Assistant Census Commissioner Imran Shiekh on behalf of Chief Executive Faisal Cantonment Board Adil Shiekh, which is open violation of the existing practice. The said workers have expressed their dissatisfaction over the distribution procedure, and said that there is no prescribed formula for the distribution of money. It is pertinent to mention here that these census workers have faced hardships while working for the said job. These workers, including 10 circle supervisors and 20 enumerators, have received life threats from the criminals, illegally residing in the occupied apartments from Johar Roundabout to Pehalwan Goth. Gulistan-e-Johar Town is basically divided into 10 circles; out of these Circle-8 and Circle-9 are highly affected parts of the Town by the politically motivated violence. When Assistant Census Commissioner Imran Shiekh was contacted by TheNation, he said that Faisal Cantonment Board has provided money in cash, which is being distributed among the workers. He said there is no restriction in the government laws to give salary in cash form. However, Malir Cantonment Board has also distributed money in cash form, he said and added that around 180 workers have been paid.