38 percent of Pakistanis root for Gilani as Prime Minister

May 26th, 2008 - 3:15 pm ICT by admin  

Islamabad, May 26 (ANI): Most Pakistanis have given a favourable rating to Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani as the Prime Minister of Pakistan, according to Gallup Pakistan survey.

According to the NGO, a survey undertaken on May 19 and 20 found around 38 percent giving favourable ratings to the Prime Minister’s performance, 41 percent termed his performance tolerable, 20 percent gave unfavourable ratings, while two percent did not give a response.

In all, 1,595 people participated in the survey. Most people hoped that the deposed judges would be reinstated by the ruling coalition, irrespective of the differences between the component parties over the issue.

“Almost 57 percent Pakistani people hope that the deposed judges would be reinstated, against 41 percent who see no chance of the restoration of the deposed judges,” the survey said.

The survey also says that 36 percent of the people favour the decision of resignation by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) federal ministers from the cabinet over the judges’ issue, while 32 percent opposed the decision of the PML-N.

The NGO also put the question of a peace deal reached by the government with the local Taliban in most parts of the North West Frontier Province.

“Almost 56 percent people endorsed the peace deals reached by the federal and the provincial government with the local Taliban. And almost 19 percent opposed the notion while 26 percent did not answer the query,” the survey says.

On inflation, 39 percent people were of the view that this was the result of the corrupt practices of the former government.

Around 28 percent blamed the wrong policies adopted by the former regime while 27 percent said it was due to the lack of attention by the new government to the actual problems. (ANI)

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