Peo­ple sat­is­fied with PM’s per­for­mance: Gallup Pak­istan

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

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

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