54% Pakistanis are happy about Nawaz Sharif’s decision to retain control of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Defense,Poll

August 26, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 54% Pakistanis are happy about Nawaz Sharif’s decision to retain control of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Defense.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “Some people think that Nawaz Sharif’s decision to retain control of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Defense was the right decision whereas others think otherwise. What do you say?” Responding to this, 54% said right decision and 33% said wrong decision. 13% chose not to respond.

Unsurprisingly, the data reveals that support for the Prime Minister’s decision is higher among PML-Q (74%) and PML-N (66%) voters as compared to PPP (34%) and MQM (23%) supporters.

The study was released by Gilani foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 2661 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during June 10, 2013 – June 17, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.