Economic growth should be top priority in next decade: survey


A survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan shows that 42 percent of Pakistanis believe that economic growth should be the most important goal of the country for the next 10 years. A ‘nationally representative’ sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked about what the goals for Pakistan should be for the next decade. In their response, 42 percent claimed that a high level of economic growth is the most important goal for the country whereas 38 percent believe having strong defence forces is a major goal. Around 14 percent believed the most important goal is giving people more say in how things are done at their jobs and in their communities and only 5 percent believe that the most important goal is to try and make the cities and countryside more beautiful. 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 1,200 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country during October 4 to 19, 2012.


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