37% Pakistanis blame political parties for the target killings in Karachi, Poll

Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 37% Pakistanis blame political parties for the target killings in Karachi.

A nationally representative sample of men and women, from across the four provinces was asked “In your opinion, who is responsible for target killings in Karachi?” Responding to this, 37% said political parties, 12% said land mafia, 13% said Pakistani agencies, 12% said Indian agencies and 11% blamed US agencies. 15% did not respond.

A similar survey was conducted in December 2012, when 35% said they blamed the political parties, 15% said land mafia, 14% said Pakistani agencies, 12% said Indian agencies and 15% held the US agencies responsible. 9% 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 2655 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during Sep 09, 2013 – Sep 16, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

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