According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, Majority Pakistanis (82%) support foreign investment in Pakistan.
A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked, “Some people support investment made by other companies/ countries in Pakistan, while others oppose. Kindly tell to what extent do you support or oppose the investment made by foreign companies/ countries in Pakistan?” In response to this question, 41% strongly support foreign investment, 41% support to some extent, 15% oppose to some extent, while 3% strongly oppose.
Foreign direct investment (FDI) is important for developing countries as it helps achieve sustainable economic growth. Therefore, it is encouraging to see majority Pakistanis understanding the importance of FDI and supporting it.