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58% of Pakistanis see electricity shortage most important problem

Maverick Report

ISLAMABAD: Majority (58 per cent) of Pakistanis see electricity shortages (load-shedding) as the most important local problem, according to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey.

In the survey, a nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces were asked: “Kindly tell, what is the most important problem in your neighbourhood at the moment?”

Responding to this, 58 per cent of the respondents claimed that load-shedding is the most important problem of their neighbourhood, 17 per cent believed the cleanliness to be the most important, 11 per cent termed road building and 11 per cent claimed that clean water is the most important problem while three per cent claimed to have various most important problems of their neighbourhood.

The study released by Gilani Foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International, was carried out among a sample of 2,695 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country between February 12 and 18, 2012. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ±2-3 per cent at 95 per cent confidence level.

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