Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 71% Pakistanis say a high ranked government official would not be given a challan if he violated traffic rules.
A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “Mr Saeed is a high ranked government official.
One day, while driving he violated traffic rules due to which an accident could have occurred. A police constable stopped his car. Mr Saeed mentioned his rank to the officer. In your opinion, would the constable give him a challan or not?” Responding to this, 26% said yes and 71% said no. 3% did not respond.
The study was released by Gilani Foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 2548 men in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during Apr 21, 2014 – Apr 28, 2014. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.