According to a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 2009 (8 years ago) respondents were asked “In your opinion, how far is the human right ‘Equality before the Law’ respected in Pakistan?” Responding to this, 38% opined that this right was not respected in the country at all, another 37% said it was somewhat respected. Only 24% people said that this right was respected and practiced in Pakistan.
Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2017 to enable a concrete comparison. In 2017, 38% opined that this right was not respected in the country at all and 43% said it was somewhat respected. Only 19% people said that this right was respected and practiced in Pakistan.
The findings are available since 2009 periodically and the graph below shows how the public opinion has fluctuated over the years. Since 2011, there has been a decline of 10% in the proportion of Pakistanis would claimed that this right was practiced and respected in the country.
This press release has been made as part of the Gallup Pakistan History Project which aims to release historical empirical polling data to wider audiences. The objective is to sustain and encourage empirical decision making in Pakistan.