Survey 25% Pakistanis think there is a ‘very high threat’ of riots/breakdown of law and order in their constituency on Election Day, Poll

May 3, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 25% Pakistanis think there is a ‘very high threat’ of riots/breakdown of law and order in their constituency on Election Day.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “In your opinion, in your constituency where you vote, is there a threat of riots on Election Day” Responding to this, 25% said ‘very high threat’, 32% said ‘somewhat of a threat’ and 42% said ‘no threat at all.’ However, 1% did not give a response.

A comparison between localities shows that more urban respondents believe there is a ‘very high threat’ 30% compared to rural respondents 22%. Comparing between provinces shows that respondents in Baluchistan are most worried about riots on Election Day 53%, followed by KPK 34%, Sindh 27% and Punjab 20%.

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 2641 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during April 15, 2013 – April 21, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 23 per cent at 95% confidence level.

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New gas reservoir discovered in Kirthar fold belt, Sukhpur

Islamabad: A new gas reservoir is discovered in the Kirthar Fold belt, Sukhpur. The Director General Petroleum Concessions told the Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Sohail Wajahat H. Siddiqui that Eni Pakistan in joint venture with the PPL and KUFPEC has made a new discovery of the gas reservoirs in the Kirthar Fold belt through Lundali-I well located in the Sukhpur block, 270 Km north of Karachi.

The Landali-I is a 2660 meters deep well. During the production testing gas flowed @ 33 million cubic feet per day highlighting an excellent potential for the future for energy needs of the country. It was further informed that the discovery will be appraised and subsequentially commercialized through an early production scheme, making possible, gas supply within three years.

The Minister for Petroleum & Natural Resources appreciated the efforts of DG Petroleum Concessions, Eni Pakistan and its partners on the discovery of the new gas reservoirs and said that this discovery is good news for the Nation and the energy sector of Pakistan.
The Minister observed that the discovery of new oil & gas reservoirs was vital to cope with the prevailing energy shortage in the country. The Minister expressed his hopes that this new gas discovery will help meet the energy demand of the country.