Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 42% Pakistanis believe high economic growth should be the country’s aim for the next ten years; 37% say strong defence forces should be a priority.
A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “People sometimes talk about what the aims of this country should be for the next ten years.
Would you please say which one of these you, yourself, consider the most important?” Responding to this, 42% said Pakistan’s aim should a high level of economic growth, 37% said strong defence forces and 14% said people should have a greater say.
5% of the respondents mentioned that the aim of Pakistan should be to make cities and countryside more beautiful and 2% did not respond.
A similar survey was conducted in other countries including China, United States and Morocco, where 47%, 68% and 54% of the respondents, respectively, prioritized high level of economic growth over other aims.