ISLAMABAD: A PILDAT public opinion poll has revealed that a substantial 67% of the country’s population believes that democratically elected governments constitute the best system for Pakistan. The nationwide poll was conducted from July 16 to August 6,2014 with a countrywide large sample size of 3,065 citizens. Public Opinion on trust in leaders depicts the following picture: On top of the pyramid is Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif with 57% positive ratings. He is followed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who receives a 53% positive ratings. At 52% positive ratings nationwide, PTI Chairman Imran Khan is viewed nationwide as a good or very good leader. Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri’s public persona across Pakistan is steeped in negative perception of his leadership skills and potential. A whopping 72% of all Pakistanis evaluate him as a bad or very bad leader.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 13th,2014.