According to a World Justice Project Survey conducted by Gallup Pakistan, 59% Pakistanis agree that people in their country can freely express opinions against the government without fear of retaliation; 39% disagree with the statement.
A nationally representative sample of adult men and women, from across the four provinces was asked, “To what extent would you agree or disagree with the following statement: In Pakistan people can freely express opinions against the government.” In response, 24% said they strongly disagreed with the statement, 35% agreed with it. 29% on the other hand disagreed with the statement and 10% strongly disagreed. 2% did not respond.
When the same question was asked in other 102 countries (regarding their own country), New Zealand had the highest number of respondents (97%) who agreed/strongly agreed that their people can freely express opinions against the government without fear of retaliation. This was closely followed up by Georgia with an overwhelming majority of 92% saying that its people can freely express opinions against the government.