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    Gallup survey reveals majority supports referendum

    http://www.pakistanlink.com/headlines/April/22/08.html

    Gallup survey reveals majority supports referendum

    ISLAMABAD : A nationwide poll conducted by Gallup Pakistan showed that a majority of 58 percent supports the referendum while 42 percent oppose it.


    Among those who favor the referendum an overwhelming majority of 90 percent supports Musharaf’s continuation for five years. Among those who oppose the referendum the vast majority of 92 percent are against Musharaf’s continuation as President.


    There are nevertheless reservations about fairness in the conduct of referendum. Fifty-one percent said they did not believe the referendum would be held fairly whereas 45 percent said it would be fair. Four percent did not give any opinion.


    The Gallup Poll also sought public opinion on the decision of President Musharaff to disallow former Prime Ministers Nawaz Shariff and Benazir Bhutto to participate in the forthcoming elections.


    Around 55 percent of those sampled in this poll favored Nawaz Sharif’s exclusion and the remaining opposed it. In the case of Benazir Bhutto views were almost equally split.


    As for Musharaf’s rallies, the respondents were asked, " Is President Musharaff doing the right or wrong by holding the rallies?" Forty-one percent said that he was doing the right thing, 31 percent said he was wrong in holding rallies while 28 percent did not give a view.


    The Gallup nationwide survey asked its respondents about the performance of President Musharaff since coming to power compared to other recent political governments. Thirty-eight percent said his performance was better than theirs, 21 percent thought it was worse while 41 percent said it was no different from previous governments.


    The survey was conducted among more than 1250 men and women spread over the rural and urban areas of all the four provinces.



    #2
    My Vote In Favor of Musharraf

    Take Your Best Shot At Me

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      #3
      Pakistanlink is known to be a Mush 'chamca'paper.

      As for the poll, as with any poll, you can get the opposite result as well, depending on such issues as demographics.

      If Mush wants to be Prz, he should do it the legal way.

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        #4
        Referendum is a Sham..Here is what Cowasji says :-

        "If he must hold his referendum, what is the compulsion that makes him rely on our discredited, despised, third-rate politicians of the past? And why on earth did he allow a man of the calibre of Tariq Aziz to speak for him on his Lahore platform, a man who has changed his political allegiances umpteen times, a man who is renowned as a 'goonda', a man who was at the forefront of the Nawaz Sharif organized storming of the Supreme Court, and who glibly lies after having sworn upon his holy book to speak the truth? Who has advised him to rely on men like the Chaudhry of Gujrat and his clan in Punjab, and upon the notorious Sheikh clan in Sindh?

        And, if he must have his referendum, can he not do so without inconveniencing the public in the cities and towns where he holds his organized public meetings? Much rancour has been aroused by the requisitioning of public transport for the administration and the army in order to do the necessary rounding-up."

        http://www.dawn.com/weekly/cowas/20020407.htm

        Here is Ayaz Amir :-

        "Unfortunately, by adopting General Zia's structural course, if not ideology, General Musharraf has diminished the hope he had created to build a liberal and moderate Pakistan that could have only been done by taking a democratic course. And yet will we have the moral courage to demand right to self-determination for the Kashmiris and compare ourselves with the republican India after having lost our own right to determine our fate? What is quite disturbing is that our Pakistan and its loving people are once again being consigned to a fate they never deserved. Will it be a Pakistan Jinnah had conceived? "
        http://www.dawn.com/weekly/ayaz/ayaz.htm




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        AK

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          #5
          Alhamdollilah.

          58% people in Pakistan support the referendum. 42% oppose it and once we arrest the rest of them and we'll get to 100%.

          I am happy for such a massive support for Musharraf. It must feel good to threaten district Naazim's to not indulge into party politics and then expect them to ensure a "good" attendance to Musharraf's jalsas.

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            #6
            ISLAMABAD : A nationwide poll conducted by Gallup Pakistan showed that a majority of 58 percent supports the referendum while 42 percent oppose it.
            Isn't population of Punjab also 58%?

            Why is Punjab holding rest of country hostage? If Punjab likes army so much, it should go start its own country called Armyistan and leave the rest with their democratically-elected "corrupt" politicians.

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              #7
              This poll is saying 58%

              A detailed poll in 'The Nation' a few days gave what they predicted a 'conservative' 65% Yes vote to the President. Tonight on ARY Digital, an up and coming British Pakistani TV channel they gave over 76% Yes vote to Musharraf, in a pretty detailed survey carried out throughout Pakistan.

              Neither Gallup, The Nation or ARY Digital are reporting to the Pakistani government so their surveys are fairly independent estimations of the way things are looking for President Musharraf. Other news articles have pointed to the expectation of a fairly high voter turnout i.e. over 50%.

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                #8
                Even CNN says their polls are not scientific and should not be relied on as anything but an interesting piece.

                Manily because they realize they reach a small section of society and not the cross section that a poll would require to be accurate.

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                  #9
                  reaching the whole population would be kinda hard and their results would be too biased since 90% of pak's population is illiterate anyways.

                  speaking of CNN, believing a word cnn says is the last tihing ill ever do. i guess.
                  Yaad aaiy jo dard ki raat may, jis ki baat ho apni har baat may.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Asif_k:
                    Referendum is a Sham..Here is what Cowasji says :-

                    Is cowasjee a pakistani?

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Faraz Mir:
                      Isn't population of Punjab also 58%?

                      Why is Punjab holding rest of country hostage? If Punjab likes army so much, it should go start its own country called Armyistan and leave the rest with their democratically-elected "corrupt" politicians.

                      I don't believe this to be the case....I have a friend...whom some would call a mohajir....according to him...his family in Pakistan is very supportive of Musharraf....although ur comment I must say doesn;t really warrant a response...since its childish

                      [This message has been edited by Bhadsha (edited April 24, 2002).]

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by reza khan:
                        Is cowasjee a pakistani?
                        Yes

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by reza khan:
                          Is cowasjee a pakistani?
                          Yes he is very much a Pakistani, but the gentleman who quoted Cowasjee didn't report his entire article.

                          Here is what Cowasjee writes:
                          "The question: do the people of Pakistan want General Pervez Musharraf with them in a seat of power for a further period of five years? Our president general is sound of mind, nimble, with swift and sound reflexes; he is neither a bigot nor does he fear the bigots who surround him; he has not dipped his fingers into our exchequer (though this may be difficult to say of some of his officers who he trusts and has appointed). There is no alternative. It is unthinkable that he could be replaced by any of the current crooks, the former plunderers of the national till, now jockeying for power and position. He should have the vote of all sane people who do have their and their country's best interests at heart. As things stand he should gain the popular vote. But, however honestly conducted, the results of the referendum will be suspect to his detractors and to his enemies."

                          And please don't quote Ayaz Amir, he is a born cribber most probably financed by Indian media.

                          "
                          Do not fear the enemy, for your enemy can only take your life. It is far better that you fear the media, for they will steal your HONOR. That awful power, the public opinion of a nation, is created in America by a horde of ignorant, self-complacent simpletons who failed at ditching and shoemaking and fetched up in journalism on their way to the poorhouse. -

                          -Mark Twain."

                          The last sentence applies to the like of Ayaz Amir.


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                            #14
                            tshombe39 Good Work

                            Long Live Pakistan

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by tshombe39:
                              And please don't quote Ayaz Amir, he is a born cribber most probably financed by Indian media.
                              Just more proof of your thinking! Anybody who doesn't agree with your political views about Mush is an Indian! PATHETIC!!

                              BTW, he served in the Army himself!!

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