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86% people believe Pakistan govt’s flood relief efforts insufficient: survey

Maverick Report

ISLAMABAD: Eighty-six per cent of people perceive the steps taken by the government in helping the flood victims to be inadequate, eight per cent believed them to be sufficient and five per cent more than sufficient, according to a study unveiled here on Friday.

It should be noted that these are popular perceptions, which may or may not correspond with the actual efforts being carried out by the government.

In a Gilani Research Foundation survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International, a nationally representative sample of men and women from across the country were asked: “What is your opinion about the steps taken by the government for the flood victims, are they more than sufficient, sufficient or less than sufficient?”

Eighty-six per cent of respondents claimed that the steps taken by government are less than actually required, eight per cent believed that they are sufficient while five per cent stated that they are less than required and one per cent of the respondents gave no response.

The findings of the survey reveal no significant difference in opinion of people from across various demographics.

The study was carried out among a sample of 2,501 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country during August. Error margin is estimated to be approximately +2-3 per cent at 95 per cent confidence level.

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