Pakistan Railway


Foundation is a not for profit public service project to provide social science research to students academia, policy makers and concerned citizens in Pakistan and across the globe. Gilani Research Foundation is headed by Dr. Ijaz Shafi Gilani who pioneered the field of opinion polling in Pakistan and established Gallup Pakistan in 1980. Currently Dr. Gilani, who holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and has taught at leading universities in Pakistan and abroad, is Chairman of Gallup Pakistan. 2% Favour.

In your opinion should it be privatized or not? ” Forty two percent (42%) replied in affirmative as opposed to 35% who believed that privatization of Pakistan Railway is not a good idea. A considerable 23% gave no response. Surprisingly the findings of the survey reveal no significant difference in opinion of people from across various demographics. “Pakistan Railway has been going in loss for the past sometime. These days privatization of Pakistan railway is under discussion in the cabinet. In your opinion should it be privatized or not? ”

No 35% Yes 42% No response 23% Source: Gallup and Gilani Surveys the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association (www. gallup-international. com; www. gallup. com. pk) 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 2753 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during January 2011. Error margin is estimated to be approximately + 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

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