65 percent Pakistanis want trial of Pervez Musharraf

August 19th, 2008 - 9:47 pm ICT by ANI  

Pervez Musharraf

Islamabad, Aug 19 (ANI): The Gallup survey today revealed that 65 per cent Pakistanis want a proper trial for Pervez Musharraf for suspending the Constitution while only 26 per cent are in favor of the forgive and forget option.

Sixty three per cent Pakistani people rejoice over Musharrafs resignation, while only 15 per cent regret it.

Twenty per cent were ambivalent about saying that they were neither happy or unhappy, the survey added.

The majority of Pakistanis, 64 per cent, also reject his claims of economic accomplishments and good government during his last nine-year tenure.

Surveys have shown that, rightly or wrongly, majority of Pakistanis attribute current economic crisis and inflation to bad policies of Musharraf regime.

The majority of Pakistanis take a pessimistic view of the past nine years, 70 per cent said it was bad or vary bad and only 18 per cent said it was good or very good. The remaining did not give a view.

As his tenure comes to an end, 55 per cent Pakistanis expect that conditions in the country would improve with Musharrafs resignation, 19 per cent take a pessimistic view said conditions will worsen; 19 per cent expect no change, The News reported.

On the issues of restoring deposed judges, 85 per cent want Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry and other judges to be restored immediately, 6 per cent oppose restoration, while 9 per cent advise not to take up the issue right now. (ANI)

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