Survey: (More than half Pakistanis had heard about the regional elections in Gilgit Baltistan and 77% believe that they were transparent: Survey)

ISLAMABAD: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 53% of the respondents had heard about the regional elections in Gilgit Baltistan. Of those who knew about the elections, 38% believed that they were very transparent and 39% said that they were somewhat transparent.

A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “Recently there were regional elections in Gilgit Baltistan where Pakistan Muslim League (N) gained victory. Have you heard/read anything about this?” In response to this question, 53% said yes, 46% said no and 1% did not respond.

Respondents who had said yes were further asked, “In your opinion, to what extent were the recent elections in Gilgit Baltistan transparent and fair?” 38% of the respondents said that they were very transparent, 39% said that they were somewhat transparent, 13% said that they were very little transparent and 10% said that they were not transparent at all.

Question: “Recently there were regional elections in Gilgit Baltistan where Pakistan Muslim League (N) gained victory. Have you heard/read anything about this?” Question: “Some people assert that the elections in Gilgit Baltistan were transparent and fair whereas other people hold a completely opposite opinion. In your opinion, to what extent were the recent elections in Gilgit Baltistan transparent and fair?”

The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 1854 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during June 15 – June 22, 2015. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.