A survey conducted by a research foundation indicated that people have more confidence in the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led coalition government as 52 percent of the citizens believe that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government will be better than the previous governments.
Conducted by the Gallup & Gilani Pakistan, the survey finds that 52% of Pakistanis believe that Prime Minister Khan’s tenure will be better than the previous government as compared to 61% who had similar views for Nawaz Sharif’s tenure back in 2013.
“A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked Imran Khan’s tenure as the prime minister will be better, worse or same as the previous government? In response to this question, 52% said it would be better, 21% said it will be worse, 20% said that there will be no change while 7% did not respond to the question.
The same question was asked five years ago in 2013 when Nawaz Sharif’s tenure as Prime Minister was starting, 61% said it will be better than the previous tenure, 13% said it will be worse while 25% said it will be the same as before. Imran Khan’s PTI emerged as the single largest political party after the July 25 elections.
Imran Khan was sworn-in as the prime minister on August 17. The new prime minister has promised to create millions of jobs and build world-class hospitals and schools in the country. After spending much of his political career on the fringes, the Oxford-educated former sportsman rose to power on a populist platform, and in recent years his anti-corruption message has increasingly resonated with Pakistanis, especially the young.
After his retirement, Imran Khan raised funds to open a cancer hospital in the memory of his mother in his native Lahore in 1994. He launched his party PTI in 1996, but until 2013 he didn’t have much seats to form the government, however in 2018 his party emerged as the single largest party and subsequently formed the government at the centre.