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50 percent of Pakistanis support government: Survey

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Islamabad – Fifty percent of Pakistan’s population supports the present government, with 49 percent favouring the opposition, a survey has found.

An opinion poll conducted Aug 1-26 by the International Republican Institute (IRI), which works in countries important to the US’s interests, has revealed that 50 percent of Pakistanis support the current Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government, the Dawn reported.

However, 49 percent favoured the opposition.

The IRI took national representative sample of adults from 70 districts in all provinces of Pakistan, excluding the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Chitral.

A whopping 89 percent people favoured the Pakistan Army as a national institution for efficiency and performance.

Forty-two percent of the respondents said electricity was the the most troubling issue that the country faced while 21 percent felt inflation was the bane.

But only 12 percent of the people said unemployment was a major problem in the country.

Ten percent of the population think terrorism is a major threat.

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