According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, majority of Pakistanis (58%) disagree with Syed Munawar Hasan’s stance of declaring Hakimullah Mehsud a martyr.
A nationally representative sample of men and women, from across the four provinces was asked. Recently, Jamat-e-Islami’s leader Syed Munawar Hasan declared the previous head of Tehreek-e-Taliban a martyr. To what extent are you in favor of or against this statement? Responding to this, 14% completely agreed followed by 25% who somewhat agreed. 29% disagreed completely while 29% somewhat disagreed. 3% did not respond.