Islamabad, November 05, 2012
According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, Pakistani views on who is to be blamed for insurgency in Baluchistan are sharply divided: Federal Government (27%), Baluchi Leaders (29%) and foreign powers (27%) all share it almost equally.
A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “In your opinion, who is more responsible for the unrest in Baluchistan and negative sentiments about central government?” Responding to this, 29% said “Baluchi Leaders”, 27% said “Federal Government” and 27% said “Foreign Powers.” However, 17% did not give a response.
Question: “In your opinion, who is more responsible for the unrest in Baluchistan and negative sentiments about central government?”
Source: Gallup and Gilani Surveys
the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association
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 2674 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during October 07, 2012 – October 13, 2012. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.