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Nawaz Sharif most popular in Punjab, KP, Sindh: survey

There is a perceptible drop in the popularity of Prime Minister Imran Khan in the opinion survey conducted from Dec 22 to Jan 31

By Our Correspondent
February 18, 2022
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(L-R clockwise) Combo shows Prime Minsis

KARACHI: PMLN Supremo Nawaz Sharif is leading in popularity ratings across Punjab,58pc KP, 46pc, and Sindh, 51pc. Whereas there was a perceptible drop in the popularity of incumbent Prime Minister Imran Khan who ranked second in popularity in KP with 46pc and third with 33pc popularity in Sindh and Punjab.

These were the findings of a Gallup Pakistan opinion survey conducted from Dec 22 to Jan 31, soliciting views of 5000 people from across the country about the popularity of PMLN supremo Nawaz Sharif, PM Imran Khan, PMLN President Shehbaz Sharif and PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. 

Nawaz Sharif most popular in Punjab, KP, Sindh: survey

In the current survey, Nawaz Sharif managed 46pc in KP, followed by 44pc for PM Imran Khan, Shehbaz Sharif 43pc, Bilawal Bhutto and Asif Zardari got 24 pc in the KP There is a significant reduction in the level of satisfaction with PM in KP which has dropped from 67pc in Feb 2020 to 44pc in the current survey, while that of Bilawal Bhutto dropped from 26pc to 24pc. 

However, in the case of Nawaz Sharif, his approval ratings increased from 33pc to 46pc and that of Shehbaz Sharif rose from 31pc to 43pc in the KP. In the case of Punjab, 58pc respondents approved Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif, while 33pc approved Prime Minister Imran Khan, 24pc Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and 21pc Asif Ali Zardari. 

Nawaz Sharif most popular in Punjab, KP, Sindh: survey

According to Gallup Pakistan, this was the first time that the popularity of the former PMLN prime minister rose after Dec 2018 and Nawaz Sharif managed similar ratings as that of Shehbaz Sharif. But the popularity of PM Imran Khan that rose to 51pc in 2018 has now dropped to 33pc. While that of PPP Chairman increased to 24pc from 18pc then.

About the response in Sindh, the pollster recorded 51pc popularity for the PMLN Supremo Nawaz Sharif, 41pc for Shehbaz Sharif, Bilawal Bhutto secured 37pc, Imran Khan 33pc, and Asif Ali Zardari managed 31pc. In comparison to the 2018 Gallup Survey, the popularity of Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif rose from a mere 12pc to 51pc and 41pc, whereas that of PM Khan dropped from 33pc in 2018 to 10pc in Feb 2020, which has again risen to 33pc in the current survey. But in the case of Bilawal Bhutto, the popularity ratings dropped in the home province from 54pc to 39pc and has now further dropped to 37pc.


    Saad Masood commented 7 months ago

    Nawaz is known for his corruption. He has nothing else to be memorized for.

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      Iftikhar Khan commented 7 months ago

      Nawaz Sharif is popular for his 2013-2018 performance. Corruption allegations against him are roughly 30 years old.

      Zeeshan commented 7 months ago

      And What corruption has been proved against him in any court of law?Niazi is the most corrupt Prime minister in the history of Unfortunate Pakistan. A play boy with zero morals would stoop to any low to demonise his opponents

      Ahmad commented 7 months ago

      Objective measures of corruption show that this hybrid government is more corrupt than the previous two democratic regimes. This is beside its ineptness and misgovernance which is apparent to all.

      Husnain commented 7 months ago

      You are so right

      Zahid commented 7 months ago

      Unsubstantiated allegations only. He is today the most democratic of our leaders despite colored beginnings.

      Shabbir H. commented 7 months ago

      Exactly, he should be referred to as a convict and not a former prime minister.

      shan khan commented 7 months ago

      only those people make this statement who has nothing else to support their performance or arguments.

    seema commented 7 months ago

    after PTI termed most corrupt government it was liable as nawaz did alot for people .all politicians sail in a boat of corruption nothing new.

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    Amjad Hussain commented 7 months ago

    Yes he should be due to assets beyond limits and corruption.

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    Fahad Javed commented 7 months ago

    Load of bullshot. We don't give a crap to this muppet.

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    Waseem commented 7 months ago

    Woww what a joke. Applause

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    Ubaid commented 7 months ago

    Nawaz candidate took 73 votes in mayor elections of dera ismael khan and you say he has 46% popularity? What a joke.

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    Faheem Sattar commented 7 months ago

    Dera Ismail Khan Popular party in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with 73 votes

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    SAIFUDDIN commented 7 months ago


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    Fawad Ahmad commented 7 months ago

    Because of his fake medical reports and his corruption he is the most popular man on Earth.

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    Asif Ahmad commented 7 months ago

    Humari Quam.. Agar Nawaz Sharif khud khata hai tu lagata bhi hai.. Aik plate Biryani kilado aur phir survey karoo ;)

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    Shaikh Abdurrehman commented 7 months ago

    It was totally propaganda against Nawaz sharif & his family on media.Shahzad Akber has failed to prove corruption in front of Court in Pakistan & UK. PTI government has failed to manage economy & foreign affairs. Dollar 180 & petrol 160. Wheat & sugar scandals

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    Ijaz ur Rahman commented 7 months ago

    Imran Khan droped his popularity because of his failure in governance he couldn't be able to handle big mafias who are present around him and running/sitting the country big institutions.

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    Imran Ahmed commented 7 months ago

    That this is despite a sustained misinformation campaign by miltestablishment speaks volumes.

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    King HBK commented 7 months ago

    kis bewakof na chor ko support krna corruption king

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    Hamza Hussain commented 7 months ago

    Nawaz sharif should come backk

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