Survey (30% Pakistanis believe that dams and reservoirs should be built to resolve the energy crisis in the country,Poll)June 16, 2015
Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 30% Pakistanis believe that dams and reservoirs should be built to resolve the energy crisis in the country; 23% believe electricity consumption should be reduced.
A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, Please inform us of three reforms that you think should be undertaken immediately to resolve the energy crisis in Pakistan?
In response, 30% respondents said that new dams and reservoirs should be built, 23% respondents said that people should reduce their electricity consumption, 21% said that illegal electricity connections should be cut off, 11% said that WAPDA’s corruption and inefficiency should be eliminated, 11% said that energy should be generated through solar power, 10% respondents said that power plants should be increased, 8% respondents said that government and rich people should also pay electricity bills, 7% said that electricity should be generated through coal resources and 3% said that electricity should be imported from China. Moreover, 3% respondents answered with ‘none’, 11% respondents mentioned other reforms, and 30% did not respond.
The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International.
The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 1627 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during April 20- April 27, 2015. Error margin is estimated to be approximately Â± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.