Ipsos survey: 80pc Pakistanis call for tough action against May 9 vandals

Web Desk 08:44 AM | 26 May, 2023
Ipsos survey: 80pc Pakistanis call for tough action against May 9 vandals
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ISLAMABAD: A vast majority of Pakistani citizens expressed strong condemnation for the violent acts committed, including the ransacking of army installations, desecration of martyrs’ monuments, and damage to public properties following the arrest of Imran Khan, the chairman of the PTI party, on May 9. 

Furthermore, they called on the government to take punitive measures against the individuals responsible for the mayhem that occurred on that day.

According to a survey conducted by Ipsos Pakistan from May 18 to May 21, 2023, with the participation of 1,000 respondents from across the country, an overwhelming 93 percent of the respondents strongly condemned the attacks on army and public properties.

Moreover, 80 percent of the survey participants urged the government to take decisive action against the vandals. However, 10 percent suggested issuing warnings to the arrested attackers and letting them go, while an equal number of respondents appealed for lenient punishments for the perpetrators.

When asked about whether the May 9 attacks were orchestrated as part of a planned scheme, 56 percent of the Pakistanis surveyed believed that the attacks were indeed executed as part of an organized plan.

In response to a question regarding how PTI workers and leaders should react to the May 9 incidents, 50 percent of the respondents demanded that the PTI leadership strongly condemn the event. However, 37 percent advised the PTI to call for a transparent investigation into the incidents, while 7 percent recommended maintaining silence.

When asked who was primarily responsible for the May 9 incidents, 31 percent held the government accountable, while 24 percent placed the blame on the PTI for resorting to violent reactions. 

Interestingly, 17 percent held themselves and the general public responsible, 3 percent attributed the blame to foreign powers, 3 percent to social media, and 2 percent to the judiciary for the chaos that unfolded on May 9. However, 6 percent did not provide a response to the question.

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USD to PKR: Pakistani rupee remains stable against dollar as IMF talks underway

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani rupee remained stable against the US dollar as the market is looking for direction amid Pakistan’s ongoing negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Amid the economic uncertainty, the local currency remained unchanged against the greenback, moving up 0.01 percent during the opening hours of trading. Before noon, PKR was hovering at 285.40 in the interbank.

In contrast to the inter-bank, the dollar continued its upward trajectory in the open market and is reportedly available at Rs315, as the gap between the official rate and open market rate is Rs30 per dollar.

As the money market is waiting for a positive development from the economic front, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission Chief to Pakistan said they continued engagement with Islamabad focusing on the restoration of foreign exchange proper market functioning, with special on the upcoming budget.

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – May 31 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 232,300 on Wednesday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs199,160.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

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 232,300 PKR 2,485
Karachi PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Islamabad PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Peshawar PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Quetta PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Sialkot PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Attock PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Gujranwala PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Jehlum PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Multan PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Bahawalpur PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Gujrat PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Nawabshah PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Chakwal PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Hyderabad PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Nowshehra PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Sargodha PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Faisalabad PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485
Mirpur PKR 232,300 PKR 2,485


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