Survey (Majority Pakistanis preference remains that the Karachi operation should last until peace is completely restored,Poll)

June 3, 2015 Off By Web Desk

Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 65% Pakistanis want the Karachi operation to continue until peace is completely restored in Karachi.

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “In your opinion, how long should the Karachi operation last for?” In response to this question, 2% respondents said that the operation should last for less than one month, 11% said it should last between one to three months, 15% said it should last between four to six months, 65% said it should last until peace is completely restored and 7% did not respond.

This question was also asked in 2013 and 2014. The data from previous years indicates that the majority of respondents have continued to prefer that the operation should last until peace is restored, with 64% preferring this option in 2013 and 65% in 2014.

Those respondents who said that the operation should last between one to three months was 14% in 2013, but has declined to 11% in 2015. Those respondents who said that the operation should last between four to six months was 11% in 2013, but has increased to 15% in 2015. The percentage of respondents who said that the operation should last less than one month has remained low over the years.

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 1731 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during March 30 -April 06, 2015. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.