Islamabad, Nov 28, 2013
According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 46% Pakistanis are hopeful that talks with Taliban can still be successful in the aftermath of Hakimullah Mehsud’s death.
A nationally representative sample of men and women, from across the four provinces was asked “In your opinion, what are the chances that given the current situation, the current government will be successful in conducting talks with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan?” Responding to this, 17% believed it is a very likely chance that the talks will be successful, followed by 29% who said it is somewhat likely, 26% deemed it somewhat unlikely and 26% considered it is very unlikely. 2% did not respond.
Question: “In your opinion, what are the chances that given the current situation, the current government will be successful in conducting talks with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan?”
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 2533 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during November 10, 2013 – Nov 16, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.