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Monday, October 20, 2014

Pakistan’s performance disappointing in areas of Civil Justice and Corruption.

Islamabad, October 20, 2014

According to the Rule of Law Index 2014 released by the World Justice Project, Pakistan ranks 91 in the area of absence of corruption and 94 for civil justice, among 99 countries. The WJP Rule of Law Index 2014 is the fourth report in an annual series. This year’s country scores and rankings include the latest data collected and processed by the WJP, based on more than 100,000 household and expert surveys in 99 countries and jurisdictions.

In the Rule of Law Index 2014, countries were given a score ranging from 0 to 1 for each factor, based on the survey results. For Civil Justice, Pakistan managed a score of 0.36 which is the second lowest among its regional peers in South Asia and is ranked at 94 globally. Afghanistan, which is the poorest performing country in Pakistan’s regional group, scored 0.27 with a global ranking of 99. Sri Lanka, which is the highest performing country in Pakistan’s regional group, scored 0.41 with a global ranking of 80.  

For Absence of Corruption, Pakistan managed a score of 0.29 which is again the second lowest among its regional peers in South Asia and is ranked at 91 globally. Afghanistan scored 0.24 with a global ranking of 99. Sri Lanka scored 0.53 with a global ranking of 39. Pakistan’s overall global ranking in the Rule of Law Index 2014 is 96.

Source: World Justice Report
Field work conducted by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association


The Rule of Law Index 2014 was released by the World Justice Project and the fieldwork for the survey in Pakistan was conducted by Gallup Pakistan.  The survey was carried out among a representative sample of 1000 respondents in the three largest cities of Pakistan: Karachi, Lahore and Faisalabad. This data was complemented by assessments from an average of 24 qualified respondents per country, which include professionals with expertise in civil and commercial law, criminal justice, labor law, and public health. The Rule of Law Index 2014 is a public document and is available on the website for the World Justice Project at: http://worldjusticeproject.org/rule-of-law-index.

Only 3% of airtime on talk shows, during August, was given to discussion about IDPs and the floods.

Islamabad, October 17, 2014

According to a Monthly Research Study conducted by Gallup Pakistan Media Research Consultancy, issues related to Politics formed 71% of all debate on television talk shows with  ‘Azadi and Inquilab Marches by PTI and PAT’ the most discussed political issue at 37%. 

During the month of August, Politics was the most discussed topic on television talk shows with 71% of the airtime. Politics was followed by Law at 15% and Governance at 4%. The remaining airtime was taken up by topics about Security (3%), Economy (2%), Media (2%) and miscellaneous issues (3%) which included the IDPs from Waziristan and the crisis created by the floods. 

Within Politics, issues related to the long march by PTI and PAT, as well as, the ‘sit-in’ in Islamabad dominated discussion. ‘Azadi and Inquilab March/Sit-in’ was the most discussed issue with 37% of the total airtime for Politics. It was followed by debate over ‘Imran Khan’s agenda’ (19%), ‘Demands for PM’s resignation’ (10%), ‘Tahir-ul-Qadri’s agenda’ (8%), ‘Role of opposition, government and army in the ending the protests’ (7%), ‘PTI/PAT negotiation with government’ (6%) and others (14%).

Multiple response question therefore sum of percentages may exceed 100.

Source: TV Content Analysis by Gallup Pakistan Media Research Consultancy  
Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association


The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The duration of the analysis is August 2014. This data was obtained after reviewing over 61 hours of video, spread over 8 talk shows (Off the Record; Capital Talk; Meray Mutabiq; To the Point; Sawal Yeh Hai; News Eye; Aapas Ki Baat and Tonight with Jasmeen) and 83 episodes.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Politicians were the most frequent guests in talk shows during August, with PML-N the most well-represented political party.

Islamabad, October 16, 2014

According to a Monthly Research Study conducted by Gallup Pakistan Media Research Consultancy, 68% of the guests that appeared on talk shows during August were politicans; PML-N’s members accounted for 36% of these. 

During the month of August, a total of 302 guests appeared in the television talk shows that were analyzed. Majority of the guests who appeared on television talk shows were politicians (68%), followed by academics including professors, defense analysts and senior analysts at 16%. Media persons such as journalists and experts took the next spot at 9%. Members of the judiciary, including lawyers and judges, made up 5% of the total guests invited, while military professionals (Army, Ranger, Air Force, Police, Elite Force) formed 2% of the guests. 

The total number of politicians invited were 204. Pakistan Muslim League (N) (36%) got the highest share among guest speaker categories followed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (19%) and Pakistan People’s Party- Parliamentarian (17%). PAT had 8% of shares followed by MQM & PML-Q (4% each). ANP and JI were the 7th most invited parties with 3% (each) share among the politicians.

Source: TV Content Analysis by Gallup Pakistan Media Research Consultancy  
Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association


The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The duration of the analysis is August 2014. This data was obtained after reviewing over 61 hours of video, spread over 83 episodes of 8 talk shows (Off the Record; Capital Talk; Meray Mutabiq; To the Point; Sawal Yeh Hai; News Eye; Aapas Ki Baat and Tonight with Jasmeen).

Significant majority of Pakistanis have a positive opinion about China and Saudi Arab.

Islamabad, October 15, 2014

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 70% Pakistanis have a positive opinion about Saudi Arabia; only 10% Pakistanis have a positive opinion about India. Interestingly, only 6% Pakistanis have a positive opinion about USA.

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “What was your opinion about the following countries during the last year, was it good, bad, or neither good nor bad?” Responding to this question, 6% respondents said their opinion about America was good, 58% said it was bad, while 24% said it was neither good nor bad and 12% did not respond. Regarding India, 10% respondents said their opinion was good, 61% said it was bad, while 18% said it was neither good nor bad and 11% did not respond. Regarding Russia, 7% respondents said their opinion was good, 48% said it was bad, while 31% said it was neither good nor bad and 14% did not respond. Regarding Britain, 11% respondents said their opinion was good, 47% said it was bad, while 28% said it was neither good nor bad and 14% did not respond. While America, India, Russia and Britain all received negative opinions from the majority of the respondents, China, Saudi Arab, Iran and Turkey received positive opinions from the majority. Regarding China, 58% respondents said their opinion was good, 14% said it was bad, while 17% said it was neither good nor bad and 11% did not respond. Regarding Saudi Arab, 70% respondents said their opinion was good, 9% said it was bad, while 12% said it was neither good nor bad and 9% did not respond. Regarding Iran, 51% respondents said their opinion was good, 17% said it was bad, while 22% said it was neither good nor bad and 11% did not respond. Regarding Turkey, 45% respondents said their opinion was good, 11% said it was bad, while 29% said it was neither good nor bad and 15% did not respond.
Question: “What was your opinion about the following countries during the last year, was it good, bad, or neither good nor bad?


Source: GRF Poll (formerly known as Gilani Poll)
Field work conducted by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association



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 2656 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during July 14 - July 21, 2014. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

High positive ratings for Saudi and Chinese leaders.

Islamabad, October 14, 2014

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 32% Pakistanis believe that the Saudi King’s performance has been very good in the last year; 38% rate the Indian Prime Minister’s performance as very bad.

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “What is your opinion about the performance of international leaders in the last year?” Responding to this question, 4% respondents rated Barack Obama’s (American President) performance as very good, 12% rated it as good, 19% believed it was adequate, 19% believed it was bad, 35% thought it was very bad and 11% did nor respond. Regarding Shah Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz (Saudi King), 32% rated his performance as very good, 29% rated it as good, 20% believed it was adequate, 7% believed it was bad, 3% thought it was very bad and 9% did not respond. Regarding Hassan Rouhani (Iranian President), 13% rated his performance as very good, 32% rated it as good, 27% believed it was adequate, 10% believed it was bad, 5% thought it was very bad and 13% did not respond. Regarding Hamid Karzai (Afghanistan President), 4% rated his performance as very good, 11% rated it as good, 22% believed it was adequate, 28% believed it was bad, 22% thought it was very bad and 13% did not respond. Regarding Narendra Modi (Indian Prime Minister), 2% rated his performance as very good, 10% rated it as good, 18% believed it was adequate, 20% believed it was bad, 38% thought it was very bad and 12% did not respond. Regarding Li Keqiang (Chinese Prime Minister), 21% rated his performance as very good, 27% rated it as good, 25% believed it was adequate, 8% believed it was bad, 6% thought it was very bad and 13% did not respond.

Question: “What is your opinion about the performance of international leaders in the last year?”

Source: GRF Poll (formerly known as Gilani Poll)
Field work conducted by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association



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 2656 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during July 14 - July 21, 2014. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.