Majority of Pakistanis reject PM Imran’s ‘foreign conspiracy’ claims: Gallup survey

09:22 AM | 7 Apr, 2022
Majority of Pakistanis reject PM Imran’s ‘foreign conspiracy’ claims: Gallup survey
Source: A screegrab from Twitter video

ISLAMABAD – More than 65% of Pakistanis have supported Prime Minister Imran Khan’s decision to dissolve the National Assembly and call for early election while majority of people did not believe in any foreign conspiracy to topple his government, according to a Gallup survey.

Last Sunday, Khan dissolved the lower house of the parliament immediately after NA deputy speaker Qasim Suri disallowed vote on no-confidence motion submitted by the Opposition against the premier.

The prime minster has also been claimed that the US had sent threats of regime change in Pakistan as they were angry with him over his foreign policy.

In its survey titled ‘Snap National Poll – National Assembly Dissolution and Views of Pakistani Public’, Gallup asked Pakistani citizens if they support the premier’s decision to dissolve the Assembly and call for elections.

“To this question a wide majority 68% say they support and 32% say they oppose PM Imran Khan’s move,” Gallup said in its findings.

Furthermore, majority don’t believe in US Conspiracy to remove Imran Khan, although split exists along party lines.

“Significant majority 64% responded to this question and say that Imran Khan was being ousted because of inflation and not because of a foreign conspiracy,” according to the survey.

When respondents were asked if they are satisfied with Imran Khan’s performance during his tenure of 3.5 years, “54% said they are dissatisfied and 46% said they are satisfied”.

On anti-Americanism, the survey found that almost 72% Pakistanis think US to be an enemy.

“Anti Americanism was highest among PTI Supporters (80% thought America was an enemy) and lowest among PML-N voters (65%),” it added. 


ISLAMABAD – Pakistani rupee finally ended its losing streak against US dollar on Tuesday, gaining Rs4.43 after massive depreciation over the last week.

During the intra-day trading, the rupee was hovering at 266.75 with an appreciation of around 1.07 percent as talks between Pakistan and IMF underway for a stalled bailout programme.

Earlier on Monday, the rupee plunged by Rs7 and the greenback touched all-time high of Rs272. Last week, the local currency dropped by Rs24.54 in the interbank market – the largest single-day depreciation in more than two decades.

Finance experts linked the rupee’s recovery to exporters offloading some of their proceeds as remittances and export continued days after dollar cap was removed.

The country of over 220 million is facing a worst economic crisis with the forex reserved held by the country’s central bank remaining at critical $3.68 billion which were not enough to cover a month's import.

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs205,900 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs176,530.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs162,500 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 182,100.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Karachi PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Islamabad PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Peshawar PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Quetta PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Sialkot PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Attock PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Gujranwala PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Jehlum PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Multan PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Bahawalpur PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Gujrat PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Nawabshah PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Chakwal PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Hyderabad PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Nowshehra PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Sargodha PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Faisalabad PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Mirpur PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370


Follow us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Sign up for Newsletter