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Almost 1 in 3 (31%) Pakistanis get help from friends/relatives when they are in need

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Islamabad, 26 February 2020

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup & Gilani Pakistan, 31% Pakistanis get help from friends/relatives when they are in need.

A representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked, “When in need, in your area, who helps you the most?” In response, 39% said no one while 61% said someone helps them. 31% said relatives/friends help them, 10% said counselors, 4% said chairperson of the panchayat committee helps them, 5% said spiritual leaders, 2% said landlords and 8% said political leaders help them in times of need.

Urban-Rural Breakdown: Higher proportion of rural residents get help from friends/relatives when they are in need

Out of the total rural respondents, 35% said no one helps them and 34% said friends/relatives help them. A higher 48% urban respondents said no one helps them, a lower 26% urban residents claimed their relatives/friends help them in times of need.

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