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71% people want Pakistan not to participate in US war on terror

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cooperation_with_us_surveyISLAMABAD: Nearly two-thirds of people (71 percent) think that Pakistan should not cooperate with the United States in the war against terror, a latest survey has revealed.

In a Gilani Research Foundation survey, a nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked: “Some people believe that Pakistan should participate with America to fight against terrorism while others think that it is America’s war and that is why Pakistan should not participate. What is your opinion?”

Responding to this question, 71 percent of the respondents said Pakistan should not participate, 27 percent said Pakistan should participate and two percent did not respond to the question.

A comparison of answers between males and females revealed that more males (74 percent) than females (67 percent) believe that Pakistan should not cooperate with the United States.

The data reveals that amongst the provinces, the opinion varies with 89 percent of people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 77 percent in Balochistan, 68 percent in Punjab and 66 percent people in Sindh believing that Pakistan should not cooperate in the war against terror.

The study, released by Gilani Foundation, was carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International, among a sample of 2,626 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country between July 22 and 30, 2013.

Error margin is estimated to be approximately ±2-3 percent at 95 percent confidence level.

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