50 pc Pakistanis says govt agencies killed BBJanuary 13th, 2008 - 6:06 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Jan 13 (ANI): A recent poll conducted in Pakistan has found that almost half of Pakistanis believed that government-allied agencies, or politicians, had a hand in Benazir Bhuttos assassination.
In another finding of the poll, half of Pakistanis backed Benazirs son Bilawal as the new PPP chief.
The poll conducted by Gallup Pakistan, results of which were released yesterday, showed that 23 percent respondents suspected government intelligence or security agencies were responsible for Benazirs killing, and a further 25 percent believed government-allied politicians were to blame, the Daily Times reported.
Only 17 percent believed the governments account that Al Qaeda militants were to blame, while 12 percent suspected the US and four percent blamed India for the assassination.
Poll results said that 53 percent respondents believed Benazirs son Bilawal was the right person to lead the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). However, 28 percent respondents said that it was wrong, while 19 percent said they did not know about it.
In all 1300 men and women were interviewed in towns and cities across Pakistan and the poll carried a margin of error of plus or minus five percentage points. (ANI)
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