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Monday, November 25, 2013

63% Pakistanis have heard or read about Hakimullah Mehsud’s demise in a drone attack. Of these individuals, 35% had mixed feelings about the incident. GILANI POLL/GALLUP PAKISTAN

Islamabad, Nov 25, 2013

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 63% Pakistanis have heard or read about Hakimullah Mehsud’s demise in a drone attack. Of these individuals, 35% had mixed feelings about the incident.
A nationally representative sample of men and women, from across the four provinces was asked “Recently, Tehreek-e-Taliban’s leader Hakimullah Mehsud was killed in a drone attack. Did you read/hear anything about this?” Responding to this, 63% replied in affirmative compared to 35% who said no. 2% did not respond.


Question: “Recently, Tehreek-e-Taliban’s leader Hakimullah Mehsud was killed in a drone attack. Did you read/hear anything about this?”
Source: Gallup and Gilani Surveys
the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association

The individuals who responded positively were further asked: “Regarding this incident, please tell us how you felt. Were you happy, sad or did you have mixed feelings?” In response, the majority (35%) possessed mixed feelings followed by 33% who were sad and 32% were happy. 
 
Question: “Regarding this incident, please tell us how you felt. Were you happy, sad or did you have mixed feelings?”
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 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. 

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