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While there a significant gender gap amongst people who visit other cities in the country for enjoyment, there is relatively minimal urban-rural difference.

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Islamabad, August 23, 2019

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup & Gilani Pakistan, While there a significant gender gap amongst people who visit other cities in the country for enjoyment, there is relatively minimal urban-rural difference.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked, “Please tell approximately how much you participate in the activity of going to some other city in the country for enjoyment?” In response, 5% said they visit some other city once a month, 4% said once in three months, 9% said once in six months, 13% said once a year, 29% said sometimes and 39% said they never visit some city for enjoyment. 1% claimed they did not know/did not wish to respond.

Urban-Rural Breakdown: Relatively higher proportion of the urban dwellers visit some other city often for the purpose of enjoyment as compared to rural dwellers in Pakistan Of urban dwellers, 6% say they visit some other city once a month (as opposed to 4% rural dwellers), 7% said once in three months (3% rural), 11% said once in six months (8% rural), 15% said once a year (12% rural), 29% said sometimes (29% in rural) and 30% said never (42% in rural).

Gender Breakdown: Approximately half the proportion of women is able to visit other cities of the country for enjoyment as compared to the male population that visits other cities for leisure

Of the female population in Pakistan, 4% say they visit some other city once a month (as opposed to 5% males), 4% said once in three months (4% males), 6% said once in six months (11% males), 8% said once a year (16% male), 18% said sometimes (compared to 36% of males) and 59% said never (27% in males). The results therefore show major gender difference.

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