KARACHI – According to a recent survey, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is the most popular political figure in Pakistan, liked by 63 percent people of the country.

According to a joint survey by International Republican Institute and Institute for Republic Opinion Research, at least 39 percent countrymen expressed their favour for Imran Khan, while Bilawal garnered appreciation from 32 percent people.

The same people were also questioned about their dislike for leading political personalities. The survey suggested 85 percent of Pakistanis disliked the MQM founder, followed by Asif Ali Zardari and Tahirul Qadri with 80 and 79 percent respectively.

Interestingly, 59 percent people across the country, when asked about Panama Papers leaks, said they knew nothing of it, while 26 percent called for a complete probe into it.

Nearly 38 percent people said they were partially interested in the Panama Leaks case. The masses expressed power shortfall to be their biggest issue.

Asked about their satisfaction over government performance, 64 percent people expressed satisfaction over the performance of the federal government.

Among provinces, Punjab stood on top hailed by 79 percent Pakistanis, followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The survey further reflected that 74 percent Pakistanis feel themselves safe.