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Ipsos survey shows young Pakistanis trust Army the most, hope for fair elections

10:02 AM | 3 Feb, 2024
Ipsos survey shows young Pakistanis trust Army the most, hope for fair elections
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Ahead of Pakistan's upcoming Elections, slated to be held on February 8, 2024, a survey conducted by IPSOS shows the country's youth picked Army as the most trusted institution in the country.

The survey commissioned by VOA and carried out by leading research institute revealed that most young people are worried about economy, poverty, unemployment, education, and health facilities.

At least 2000 individuals including 59pc men, and over 40pc women participated in the survey and majority of them called Pakistan Army most trusted institution, followed by Supreme Court and Media.

It shows that 75 percent of respondents believe that the upcoming elections will help steer the country in the right direction, despite that the key opposition leader remains in jail and the country’s independent human rights commission remaining vocal against free and fair elections.

The majority of participants considered their vote to be significant, with 77pc regarding the act of voting as a constructive activity. About 64pc of respondents expressed confidence in the upcoming February 8 general elections being free and fair.

In terms of voter behavior, 70pc of respondents were confident that their family and friends will participate in the upcoming elections, and the survey revealed that 78pc of young voters were inclined to support the same political party as in 2018, while 22% were open to changing their allegiance.

Half of the survey respondents believed that regardless of the election outcome, it would have no impact on their daily lives. Among those who anticipated an impact, varying degrees were expressed, with only 6pc believing the elections would significantly affect their daily lives.

Majority (68%) did not believe that any organization could manipulate the election results. Of those who thought it could be rigged, 68pc pointed to the powerful quartersd as the potential orchestrator, although only 63pc considered forces interference in politics as an important voting factor.

54pc of the youth said they remain informed about politics, candidates, and manifestos, mainly through media consumption. In terms of issues, inflation (70%), poverty (59%), and corruption (36%) were identified as top national concerns.

60 percent of them believed that political leaders did not understand their issues or priorities, with variations based on gender, age, and geographic location.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 24 April 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.2 for buying and 296.2 for selling while British Pound hovers at 339.5 for buying, and 343 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.25. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.2 296.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 339.5 343
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.25 73.95
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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