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An overwhelming 65% of Pakistanis are in favour of lashing as a punishment prescribed for criminals by the state.

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According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup & Gilani Pakistan, an overwhelming 65% of Pakistanis are in favour of lashing as a punishment prescribed for criminals by the state.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked, “Do you think that lashing should be used as a punishment for criminals?” In response to this question, 65% said yes, 18% said no, while 17% did not know or did not wish to respond.

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