More Than Half of Pakistani’s Want Afghan Taliban Type of Islamic Government in Pakistan As Well: Survey

According to the findings of a survey done by a renowned Pakistani research organisation on Thursday, almost 55 percent of Pakistanis desire the same type of Islamic government that the Taliban brought to Afghanistan.

The study was carried out by Gallup & Gilani Pakistan (GGP), which is a local affiliate of Gallup International.

Taliban took over the Afghan capital of Kabul on August 15 and have since formed an interim government.

Target of Survey

According to a statement by GGP, the survey was carried out among a sample of 1,418 men and women in urban and rural areas of all four provinces of the country, during August 13 and September 05, 2021.

What Was asked by Pakistani’s

The main question asked was: “Do you want the kind of Islamic government that the Taliban have brought to Afghanistan in Pakistan as well?”

And the Answer is

In response to this question 55 percent respondents said yes, 31 percent said no while 14 percent said they did not know or did not respond.

According to the survey results, 33 percent females and 31 percent males were against a Taliban-style Islamic government.

Under the first Taliban rule between 1996 and 2001, women were banned from work and education. The group has said in recent weeks that women would be allowed to work and attend university but within the parameters of Islamic law. They also promised to form an inclusive government but key positions in their interim setup have gone to veteran players of the movement.

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