Welcome General Raheel Sharif! Pakistanis believe in merit not seniority

Welcome General Raheel Sharif! Pakistanis believe in merit not seniority | PakistanTribeISLAMABAD – Pakistan, the world’s sixth largest populated country recently appointed its Army Chief and the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee where ‘superseding’ during the selection was discussed as a controversy.

In a recent survey conducted by the Gallup Pakistan, 46% Pakistanis say abilities (merit) should be the basis for appointment of the Chief of Army Staff.

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 46% Pakistanis say merit should be the basis for appointment of the Chief of Army Staff.

A nationally representative sample of men and women, from across the four provinces was asked “In your opinion, what should be the basis of appointment as the Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan?” Responding to this, 46% consider merit (abilities) to be the basic criterion followed by 40% who mentioned experience (seniority). 12% believed it should be the Prime Minister’s choice while 2% did not respond.

Question: “In your opinion, what should be the basis of appointment as the Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan?”

Based on Prime Minister’s Choice: 12%
Based on Experince (seniority): 40%
Based on Abilities (merit): 46%

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 2556 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during October 20, 2013 – Oct 26, 2013.  Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

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Graduate in Media Sciences, Afrah Kamran is PakistanTribe's Correspondent in the United States. She writes on current affairs and latest happenings across U.S., especially from New York and Washington. She was part of PakistanTribe's editorial desk before leaving for United States.

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