According to a Gallup Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 1992 (24 years ago) respondents had been asked for their opinion about whether Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should dismiss any minister from office who supports interests in banks. In response, 64% said that the minister should be dismissed, 20% said that he should not be dismissed. 16% did not respond.
Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2015 to enable a concrete comparison. In 2015, 65% respondents said that the minister should be dismissed, 23% said that he should not be dismissed and 12% did not respond.
Public opinion regarding dismissal of a minister who supports interests in banks has remained consistent between 1992 and 2015. There has only been a 1% increase in respondents who opine that the minister should be dismissed and a 3% increase in those who believe that the minister should not be dismissed.