Majority of Pakistanis disagree with Syed Munawar Hasan’s stance of declaring Hakimullah Mehsud a martyr

ISLAMABAD – Majority of Pakistanis disagree with Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Chief Syed Munawar Hasan’s stance of declaring PAkistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud a martyr.

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, majority of Pakistanis (58%) disagree with Syed Munawar Hasan’s stance of declaring Hakimullah Mehsud a martyr.

A nationally representative sample of men and women, from across the four provinces was asked “Recently, Jamat-e-Islami’s leader Syed Munawar Hasan declared the previous head of Tehreek-e-Taliban a martyr. To what extent are you in favor of or against this statement?” Responding to this, 14% completely agreed followed by 25% who somewhat agreed. 29% disagreed completely while 29% somewhat disagreed. 3% did not respond.

Question: “Recently, Jamat-e-Islami’s leader Syed Munawar Hasan and Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman declared the previous head of Tehreek-e-Taliban a martyr. To what extent are you in favor of or against this statement?”

Majority of Pakistanis disagree with Syed Munawar Hasan’s stance of declaring Hakimullah Mehsud a martyr | PakistanTribe

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 2604 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during November 18, 2013 – Nov 25, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

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