The majoirty of Pakistanis blame media for political instability in the country.

It seems that the Pakistani nation is, in general, aware of the evil designs (i.e. anti-democracy and pro-Taliban activities) of the Pakistani Taliban Union of Journalists (also known as the Mullah Media Alliance).

Perceptions on Media and Political Instability
Islamabad, November 13, 2009

According to a Gilani Research Foundation survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, despite being enthusiastic audience of media, more than half of all Pakistanis (57%) blame media for political instability in the country, 37% disagree while 12% of the respondents were unsure.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the country were read out a list of statements and were asked “People in Pakistan have different viewpoints. Please tell us whether you agree or disagree with the following statement?” Fifty seven percent (57%) are of the view that ‘Media is responsible for political instability in the country’. Thirty one percent (31%) disagree whereas 12% were unsure. The findings of the survey reveal that, proportionately fewer ruralites, older Pakistanis, and men blame Media for the political crisis prevailing in the country. The proportion of those who blame is higher among urbanites, youth and women.

Dr. Ijaz Shafi Gilani, Chairman Gallup Pakistan and Gilani Foundation had the following comment: “These findings surely cause a concern among those who value media freedom because the freedom of media rests on and emanates from popular support rather than the barrel of gun. The findings highlight some introspection as well as the issue of image making, After all ‘image makers should also address the issue of their own image’.

The study was released by Gilani foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The latest survey was carried out among a sample of 2765 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during October 2009. Error margin is estimated to be approximately + 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.

Gallup Pakistan proposes that its poll results be attributed as Gilani Poll conducted by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. This is to distinguish our polls from polls on Pakistan sometimes released by other organizations not part of Gallup International Association ( and referred to by the same title.

Some comments: (pkpolitics)

block said:
When they will write history of Pakistan sp about its downfall, Hamid Mir will figure as a prominent name in the list of those journalists who brought harm to this country thru their substandard journalism.This guy is a huge supporter of talbans and always attempt to poison mind of innocent people by blaming US,Jews and Indians for all our problems.Hamid Mir and all talban supporters you may like to see these footage and thank your God that these ladies are not your sisters and mothers. If you are still not convinced google talbans beheading innocent people and you will be able to see scores of footage in which these SHAITANS are killing people like goat and cows for qurbany.Shame on you Hamid Mir. Mufti Kafayatullah (JUI-F), Iqbal Zafar Jhagra (PML-N) are worst enemies of Pakistan and Islam and should be subject to the same tretemant as Talbans.