Islamabad, Oct 23, 2013
According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 37% Pakistanis blame political parties for the target killings in Karachi.
A nationally representative sample of men and women, from across the four provinces was asked “In your opinion, who is responsible for target killings in Karachi?” Responding to this, 37% said political parties, 12% said land mafia, 13% said Pakistani agencies, 12% said Indian agencies and 11% blamed US agencies. 15% did not respond.
A similar survey was conducted in December 2012, when 35% said they blamed the political parties, 15% said land mafia, 14% said Pakistani agencies, 12% said Indian agencies and 15% held the US agencies responsible. 9% did not respond.
Question: “In your opinion, who is responsible for target killings in Karachi?”
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 2655 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during Sep 09, 2013 – Sep 16, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.