Young Pakistanis are disillusioned by their country’s leadership, disheartened by the economic outlook and desperate for a radical change, according to a recent in-depth survey on the outlook and attitudes of Pakistan youth conducted by James Walter Thompson (JWT) Pakistan.
Overall anxiety levels
9 out of 10 Pakistani youth we surveyed say they feel very nervous/anxious or at least somewhat nervous/anxious.
Pakistani youth are most anxious about increased unemployment rates, food prices and oil/ gas prices.
Although men are more anxious in the overall picture, women are significantly more anxious about the micro level issues.
Agents of change
PTI, with majority youth supporting them in 5 out of 8 cities, has emerged as a real threat to traditional parties
Published in The Express Tribune, December 7th, 2012.