More than half of all Pakistanis appear to be unhappy with the recent decision of the government to shut down all shopping areas at 8pm.
According to a Gilani Research Foundation survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 59 per cent of the people were unhappy with the decision while 40 per cent seemed to be unaffected by this decision.
A representative sample of men and women from across the country were asked this question: Recently according to the government’s order all market areas shut down at 8pm. To what extent do you have to face difficulty due to this early closure?
Thirty per cent said they face a lot of difficulty, 29 per cent said early closure of market areas is somewhat problematic, according to 23 per cent it does not create a lot of difficulty, whereas 17 per cent said they face no difficulty due to this decision. The remaining one per cent of the respondents gave no response.
The findings of the survey reveal no significant difference in the opinion of people from across various demographics.
However it is seen that a proportionately higher percentage of people above 50 years of age and women claimed that they did not face any difficulty due to the early shut down of shopping areas.