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Majority of Pakistanis (85%) say they met their spouse through parents or close relatives; only 5% say it was a love marriage

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Islamabad, October 21, 2019

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup & Gilani Pakistan, 85% of Pakistanis say they met their spouse through parents or close relatives; only 5% say it was a love marriage.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked, “Please tell us how you met your current spouse?”In response, 85% said parents or close relatives found him/her, 8% said a matchmaker in their family helped them, 1% said a matchmaker lady helped them meet their spouse (for a fee), 5% said it was a love marriage, and 1% said they found their spouse through newspaper advertisements.

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