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Major Chunk of Pakistanis satisfied with PM’s approach to pandemic


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

03rd Jul, 2020. 10:34 am
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Pakistanis

A significant number of Pakistanis, according to a recent survey,  support Prime Minister Imran Khan’s approach and handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Institute for Public Opinion Research (IPOR) conducted the survey, which states that among the 52% of the ‘satisfied’ Pakistanis, 25% said the performance was ‘very good’ and 27% believe it was ‘good’.

However, as many as 63% of respondents support the ‘smart lockdown’ policy by the premier.

On the other hand, 42% of the people are not satisfied with Imran Khan’s approach to the pandemic.

As far as leaders are concerned, 27% thought Shehbaz Sharif can solve Pakistan’s challenges while PM Imran trailed behind with 22%.

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari came in third, and last, with only 5% thinking he can solve the country’s challenges best.

The survey revealed that 33% of the respondents believed that the carelessness exhibited by masses was the reason for the spread of the virus, while 11% believe that a ‘lenient’ lockdown was behind the spread.

The report also said that a majority of the population, 67%, are ready to get themselves vaccinated if a vaccine for the novel virus is available in Pakistan while 25% expressed doubts and said they would not get vaccinated.

The survey consisted of 54% male participants and 46% female.

Of these, 19% were from the age group 18-25, 47% were between 26 and 40 years old, 20% were between 41 and 50, and 14% were above 50 years of age.

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