62% Pakistanis believe use of narcotics increasing: Survey

Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 62% of Pakistanis believed that the use of narcotics is increasing in country.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “Keeping in mind news from all over the country, in your opinion is the use of narcotics in Pakistan increasing, decreasing or is there no change?” Responding to this, 62% said it is increasing, 14% said it is decreasing and 20% said there is no change. However, 4% did not give a response. A similar question was asked in February 2011, and the results from that poll compared with this year’s poll show negligible change.

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 2644 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during January 13 to 20.