83% Pakistanis support PM debate before election: Survey

Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, majority (83%) of Pakistanis support the idea of “Prime Minister” Debate, on the pattern of “Presidential debate”, before elections on TV Channels.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “In many countries before elections, candidates for Prime Minister discuss their plans and agendas for the country on live TV channels (if they win the elections) and respond to the questions from public and opposition. Kindly tell us that in your opinion should there be such programs on Pakistani TV channels?” Responding to this, 83% said yes while 15% said no. However, 2% did not give a view.

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 2632 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during December 03 to 10 December.

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