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Monday, May 18, 2015

Overwhelming majority of Pakistanis who have heard about the biometric verification of SIMs think it is a good initiative by the government.

Islamabad, May 18, 2015

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 95% of those Pakistanis who have heard about the biometric verification of mobile SIMs think it is a good initiative by the government; 4% think it is a bad initiative.

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women who are aware of the government’s initiative for the biometric verification of mobile SIMs , from across the four provinces was asked, “Some people say that the biometric verification of mobile SIMs is a good initiative by the federal government, while others have a negative opinion regarding this and believe this is not a good initiative. What is your opinion about this decision of the government?” In response to this question, 95% respondents said that biometric verification of mobile SIMs is a good initiative, while 4% said it is a bad initiative and 1% did not respond. 

Question: “Some people say that the biometric verification of mobile SIMs is a good initiative by the federal government, while others have a negative opinion regarding this and believe this is not a good initiative. What is your opinion about this decision of the government?”


Source: Gilani Research Foundation Poll (GRF 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 1059 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during March 09- March 16, 2015. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

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