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Friday, October 10, 2014

Public schools and bus travel encouraged for government officers and political leaders.

Islamabad, October 10, 2014

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 67% Pakistanis consider it important that children of government officers study in the same schools as civilians’ children, and 69% think that ministers and officials should travel by bus at least once a month.
A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “If people responsible for political and administrative leadership want to adopt simplicity, then what steps should they undertake?” Regarding schools for children of government officers, 67% Pakistanis said that is important for them to study in the same schools as civilians, 25% considered it unimportant, while 8% thought it was unreasonable. Comparative data over the last few years indicates that Pakistanis consider this an important step towards simpler lifestyle for their leadership. Majority of respondents voted for its importance in 2009 (69%) and 2013 (79%).
Regarding travel by bus, 69% respondents deemed it important that officers do it once a month, 22% considered it unimportant, while 9% thought it was unreasonable. Comparative data over the last few years indicates that this is also considered by Pakistanis to be an important step towards simpler lifestyle for their leadership. Majority of respondents voted for its importance in 2009 (67%) and 2013 (77%).           

Question: “If people responsible for political and administrative leadership want to adopt simplicity, then what steps should they undertake?”

a.  Children of government officers should study in the same schools as that of the civilians’ children
 
b.    Ministers and important officials should travel in a bus with the common man at least once a month
 

Source: GRF Poll (formerly known as Gilani Poll)
Field work conducted by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association



The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 2548 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during April 21 – April 28, 2014. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

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