Islamabad, July 3, 2013
According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 72% of Pakistanis feel that the country should maintain close ties with SAARC countries.
A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “Should Pakistan have close ties with SAARC countries?” In response, 72% answered that close ties with SAARC countries were preferred, whereas 10% were against such ties. However, 17% were uncertain about their stance and 1% chose not to respond.
A comparison across provinces revealed that more respondents from KPK (95%) and Balochistan (77%) were in favor of closer Pak-SAARC ties as compared to people from Punjab (67%) and Sindh (69%).
Question: “Should Pakistan have close ties with SAARC countries”
Comparison across Provinces
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 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.