Inflation, not Kashmir, bigger problem for Pakistan: Survey
New Delhi : People in Pakistan feel that inflation is a bigger problem than Kashmir in their nation, a survey conducted by Gallup International in all four provinces of the cash-strapped country has said.
The review from people was posted by Gallup and Gilani Pakistan on Tuesday, claiming that 53% of respondents believe the country’s economy, specifically increasing inflation, is the biggest problem facing the country.
Post inflation, the next bigger problem people quoted was unemployment (23%) after that people spoke about Kashmir issue (8%), corruption (4%) and water crisis (4%).
The survey also mentioned about the political instability in the nation as another big worry among the residents.
Gallup Pakistan said the survey’s sample comprised men and women from across the four provinces -- Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh.
In last few years, the economy of Pakistan has been struggling to find stability.
In July, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) had said Pakistan was facing “significant economic challenges” due to weak and unbalanced growth and that its economy is at a critical juncture where it needs an ambitious and bold set of reforms.
At the time, Pakistan had a currency reserve of less than USD 8 billion, enough only to cover 1.7 months of imports.