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An overwhelming 65% of Pakistanis are in favour of lashing as a punishment prescribed for criminals by the state: Survey

Islamabad, March 07, 2019 (PPI-OT): According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup and Gilani Pakistan, an overwhelming 65% of Pakistanis are in favour of lashing as a punishment prescribed for criminals by the state.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked, “Do you think that lashing should be used as a punishment for criminals?” In response to this question, 65% said yes, 18% said no, while 17% did not know or did not wish to respond.

Question: “Do you think that lashing should be used as a punishment for criminals?”

The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup and Gilani Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 1142 men and women in urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during 24 January – 28 January, 2019. The error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 percent at the 95% confidence level.

For more information, contact:
Group Manager,
Gilani Research Foundation
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-2655630
E-mail: fatima.idrees@gilanifoundation.com
Website: http://www.gilanifoundation.com/