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Reading: 3 in 4 Pakistanis (75%) claim not to read any books at all; only 9% are avid readers.

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According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup & Gilani Pakistan, 3 in 4 Pakistanis (75%) claim not to read any books at all; only 9% are avid readers.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked, “How many hours do you spend in a day reading books (course books, religious books, novels, magazines, poetry, etc.)?” In response, 16% said that they spend an hour in a day reading books, 3% said 2 hours, 2% said 3 hours, 2% said 4 hours, 2% said more than 4 hours, and a staggering 75% said they did not spend any time reading any kind of book.

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