Survey in Pakistan: India a bigger threat than al Qaeda

62% of Pakistanis believe in improving relations with India.


June 30, 2012

WASHINGTON: Only one in five or 22% Pakistanis have a favourable view of India with almost six in ten considering it a bigger threat than the Taliban or al Qaeda, said a survey by the Pew Research Centre’s Global Attitudes Project.

Despite these negative sentiments, 62% of Pakistanis believe in improving relations with India and roughly two-thirds support more bilateral trade between the two nations.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 30th, 2012.

COMMENTS (2)

p r sharma | 9 years ago | Reply The impression created by vested interests particularly Army/ security Agencies to gain importance to save the country. Such Feelings gained momentum after the division of Pakistan and there remained a unfulfilled wish to take revenge. This will remain for a longer period as the process of change of mindset is very slow particularly when the masses are unwilling to accept the open ness of mind or new ideas.
Somesh | 9 years ago | Reply

Survey in Pakistan: India a bigger threat than al Qaeda!!! Boy... The delusion persists even after 10 years of pounding....

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