26% of Pakistanis claim that their family has access to and uses alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, POLL

Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 26% of Pakistanis claim that their family has access to and uses alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “Often between families/communities, disputes are settled through Jirga or through some informal dispute resolution mechanisms.

Do you or any members of your household participate in such forms of dispute resolution mechanisms?” Responding to this, 73% said no and 26% said yes. However, 1% did not give a response.

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 2732 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during January 27, 2013 – February 03, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.