Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 22% of Pakistanis would want their brother/son to go into personal business, only 2% would want him to go into police.
A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “If your son or brother gets good grades in school, then what profession would you like him to choose after completing higher education?” Responding to this, 22% said personal business, 19% said government employee, 12% said army officer, 10% said doctor, 8% said school teacher, 6% said university professor, 6% said religious scholar, 6% said engineer, 5% said officer in a private company, 2% said computer expert, 2% said police officer and 1% said chartered accountant.
This question was also asked in November 2011 with similar results. The most popular profession chosen then was again ‘personal business’ (21%) and least popular were ‘political leader’ (1%) and ‘journalist/editor’ (1%).
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 2617 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during March 30, 2013 – April 06, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.