According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 37% Pakistanis opine that the performance of Supreme Court and/or High Courts was good last year.
A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “Please tell, what do you think about the performance of Supreme Court/High Courts in the last year: very good, good, appropriate, bad or very bad?” In response to this question, 8% said it was very good, 29% said it was good, 34% said it was just appropriate and 17% said it was bad. 7% respondents said performance of courts was very bad and 5% did not respond.
This question was also asked in previous years. In 2011, 41% Pakistanis said that the performance of Supreme Court/High Court was good, 30% said it was appropriate and 17% said it was bad. In 2012, 38% respondents said that the performance of courts was good, 31% said that it was satisfactory and 25% said that it was bad. In 2013, a greater percentage of respondents said that performance of courts was good (56%) while 22% said that it was appropriate and 15% said that it was bad. Likewise in 2014, 47% respondents said that performance of courts was good while 27% said that it was just appropriate and 21% said that it was bad.