Islamabad, Dec 20, 2013
According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 46% Pakistanis consider merit to be the basis of appointment of the Chief of Army Staff.
A nationally representative sample of men and women, from across the four provinces was asked “In your opinion, what should be the basis of appointment as the Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan?” Responding to this, 46% consider merit (abilities) to be the basic criterion followed by 40% who mentioned experience (seniority). 12% believed it should be the Prime Minister’s choice while 2% did not respond.
Question: “In your opinion, what should be the basis of appointment as the Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan?”
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 2556 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during October 20, 2013 – Oct 26, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.