ISLAMABAD: A recent survey has found that a majority of Pakistanis feel that former premier Nawaz Sharif’s criticism of the establishment represents an ‘Indian narrative’ — a talking point that has also been pushed multiple times by government representatives.
Conducted by Pulse Consultant, a leading market and opinion research company, the survey reported that 51% of the respondents believe that Nawaz’s attacks on the Pakistani state are representative of an ‘Indian stance’, while 23% said the remarks are political in nature and 26% said they could not comment on the matter.
PML-N’s future shaky?
Asked about the PML-N’s future, 44% of the respondents said they believe it will split, 32% said the party will remain together while 24% said they had no opinion on the matter.
‘Opposition hiding its corruption’
Echoing another popular refrain from Prime Minister Imran Khan, about 39% of the respondents of the survey said they agreed that the “opposition alliance was formed to hide their corruption”.
However, a slightly higher number of respondents (40%) said they do not believe that the opposition has united solely to hide their corruption.
The remaining 21% held no opinion on the matter.
‘Government not going anywhere’
The survey disclosed that 45% of the respondents believe that the government is standing firm and has no worries regarding the Opposition’s movement.
Against that, 35% of the respondents said they feel the government is worried.
The remaining 20% said they have no opinion on the matter.