Islamabad: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 72% Pakistanis believe it is likely that if they break traffic rules they would be caught and held accountable; 70% think the same about buying stolen goods.
A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked “If you do the following wrong doings in Pakistan, what are the chances that you of you getting caught and punished for these wrongdoings?” Responding to this, 14% of the respondents said it was not all likely that they would get caught for exaggerating or lying, 25% said it was somewhat unlikely, 35% said it was somewhat likely and 17% said it was completely likely.
In case of buying stolen goods, 8% said chances of getting caught were very unlikely whereas 15% said they were somewhat unlikely, 39% said somewhat likely and 31% said completely likely. With regards to breaking traffic laws, 6% said there was no chance of getting caught compared to 15% who thought it somewhat unlikely, 38% who said it was somewhat likely and 34% who said it was completely likely.
Bilal Gilani, Executive Director at Gallup Pakistan, adds “This poll is important in terms of gauging the perceived efficiency of law and order as well as the strength of Pakistani state in implementing rules and regulations”.
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 2616 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during Mar 03, 2014 – Mar 10, 2014. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.