PM Nawaz enjoys 75% popularity while Imran has only 49% : PILDAT latest survey

11:35 AM | 20 Oct, 2015
PM Nawaz enjoys 75% popularity while Imran has only 49% : PILDAT latest survey
ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) - Latest Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (Pildat) survey has showed that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif enjoys 75 percent popularity while PTI Chief Imran Khan enjoys only 49 percent popularity.

Meanwhile, Mian Shahbaz Sharif has an approval rating of 72 percent and Asif Ali Zardari enjoys 27 percent approval rating.

According to the survey, only 30 percent people in Pakistan believe that there was massive rigging in the 2013 general elections and 75 percent believe in the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, while 75 percent approve of the leadership of Armed forces also.

The Pildat survey was on “Public Opinion on Quality of Democracy in Pakistan” after the federal government completed its two years in June 2015.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan as per this survey enjoys 49 percent approval rate, while approval rate of his party is 44 percent.

According to the survey, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif enjoyed 69 percent popularity.

Despite massive campaigning and litigation to prove the 2013 elections as dubious, the survey report reveals another aspect of the public opinion that is quite opposed to the much publicized and advocated stance of the PTI and its chairman Imran Khan.

Pildat report says that in June 2014, 37 percent people believed that the 2013 elections were rigged while now the number has reduced to 30 percent.

Pildat says that it took a sample of 3,231 citizens (respondents) from urban and rural areas of all the four provinces of Pakistan. The fieldwork for the report was done in face-to-face interviews in respondents’ homes.

The sample is also based on a cross-section of various age, income, education and language groups of the population. And error margin is estimated to be approximately +3-5 percent at 95 percent confidence level.

Some of the other findings of Pildat show that 66 percent people approved the overall quality of democracy at the end of federal government’s second year.

51 percent of the respondents rated highly current government’s performance in ensuring ‘Democratic Oversight’ of Security Sector.

The PML-N garners highest approval rating, with 70 percent of the respondents rating the party’s competence highly whereas the approval ratings of PTI and PPP were recorded at 44 percent and 36 percent respectively.

The armed forces are most trusted institution with an approval rating of 75 percent, while police are the least trusted with an approval rating of 32 percent.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 9 Dec 2023

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Saturday.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 283.4 for buying and 285.95 for selling.

Euro comes down to 307 for buying and 310 for selling. British Pound rate remains unchanged at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 283.4 285.95
Euro EUR 307 307
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 755.82 763.82
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.82 40.22
Danish Krone DKK 41.14 41.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.37 36.72
Japanese Yen JPY 3.41 3.52
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 922.14 931.14
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.82 61.42
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.33 177.33
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.12 26.42
Omani Riyal OMR 738.71 746.71
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.07 78.77
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.32 27.62
Swiss Franc CHF 324.5 327
Thai Bhat THB 8.08 8.23

Gold remains under pressure in Pakistan; Check today gold rates here

Gold prices witnessed negative trend in local markets in line with the trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 9 December 2023

On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,600, and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,560.

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price costs Rs199,465, 21 karat rate per tola costs Rs190, 400 and 18k gold rate is Rs163,200.00 for each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hovers around $2,004 per ounce, after drop of $23.35 on Saturday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Karachi PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Islamabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Peshawar PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Quetta PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Sialkot PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Attock PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Gujranwala PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Jehlum PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Multan PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Bahawalpur PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Gujrat PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Nawabshah PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Chakwal PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Hyderabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Nowshehra PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Sargodha PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Faisalabad PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530
Mirpur PKR 217,600 PKR 2,530


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