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Public Opinion split regarding punishment of lawyers responsible for the incident at PIC; 49% are optimistic while 47% pessimistic: Survey

Islamabad, January 08, 2020 (PPI-OT): According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup and Gilani Pakistan, public opinion split regarding punishment of lawyers responsible for the incident at PIC. 49% are optimistic while 47% pessimistic.

A representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked, “Recently, there has been a fight between doctors and lawyers. Have you read/heard anything about this?” In response, 58% said yes, and 38% said no. 4% did not know or wish to respond.

Respondents who had heard about the incident were further asked, “In your opinion, how likely is it that the lawyers responsible for the PIC attack case will be punished?” In response, 22% said very likely, 27% said somewhat likely, 17% said somewhat unlikely while 30% said it is very unlikely and 4% claim they did not know/did not respond.

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 1,225 men and women in urban and rural areas of all four provinces of the country, during December 15 – December 21, 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/