People satisfied with PM’s performance: Gallup Pakistan
ISLAMABAD—Majority of the people surveyed by the Gallup Pakistan have expressed their satisfaction over the performance of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. About 68 per cent people were asked to respond to questions regarding investigation into Panama Papers, saw duplicity in the opposition’s demands.
They saw duplicity in the Pakistan Tahreek-i-Insaf chief’s demands for the Prime Minister’s resignation, said the survey report. A total 54 per cent of the people surveyed also expressed their statisfaction over the performance of the Prime Minister. The survey was carried out among a sample of 1,707 men and women in the rural and urban areas of all the four provinces of the country, during May 30 to June 6, 2016.
The error margin is estimated to be approxi-mately 2-3 percent at 95 per cent confidence level. Responding to a query related to the opposition’s demand over Panama Leaks investigation to begin with the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the 50 per cent of the respondents rejected the idea and said that the inves-tigation should be held simultaneously for all the people mentioned in the Panama Papers.
“Responding to this, 68 per cent of the people agreed that it was dishonesty of Imran Khan to ask for PM Nawaz Sharif’s resignation, while 29 percent believed that it was not the case and his demand was legitimate. As many as 3 percent claimed they did not know about the issue,” the report said.
Further, people were asked to suggest whether Imran Khan’s stance was justified, in which he claimed that he had the right to form offshore companies as he was not a British citizen.
Responding to this, 62 per cent people said that Imran Khan’s stance was not justified while 36 per cent said it was justified. In the survey, the people were also asked to evaluate Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s performance and how much they were satisfied with it.
Responding to this, 54 per cent said they were quite satisfied with the Prime Ministers’ performance. In the survey, the people were also asked to choose from these two forms of government—democracy or dictatorship.
Responding to it, majority of the people, 84 percent believe that democracy is a better alternative to dictatorship. The Gallup Pakistan survey also asked people, whether they believed that PTI leader Jehangir Tareen had his loans waived off from various banks as claimed by the PML-N.—APP