Survey 40% of Pakistanis believe that the electricity crisis in the country is the most pressing problem, Poll

Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 40% of Pakistanis believe that the electricity crisis in the country is the most pressing problem that needs to be resolved by the new government.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “If you are given a chance to personally suggest one most important issue to the Prime Minister that needs to be resolved by the government on the priority basis, what will it be” 40% believe that the electricity shortage is the most urgent issue, 25% identified inflation, 18% pointed out unemployment and 13% mentioned poverty.

Gas shortages 2%, education problems 2%, transportation issues 1%, food shortages 1% and a variety of other grievances 1% were also on some respondents’ priority list.

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 2661 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during June 10, 2013 – June 17, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 23 per cent at 95% confidence level.