ISLAMABAD: Around 55 percent Pakistanis have said they wanted the kind of Islamic government in Pakistan that the Taliban had brought to Afghanistan, the results of a survey conducted by a leading Pakistani research firm showed on Thursday.
The study was carried out by Gallup & Gilani Pakistan (GGP), which is a local affiliate of Gallup International.
Taliban took over the Afghan capital of Kabul on August 15 and have since formed an interim government.
According to a statement by GGP, the survey was carried out among a sample of 1,418 men and women in urban and rural areas of all four provinces of the country, during August 13 and September 05, 2021.
The main question asked was: “Do you want the kind of Islamic government that the Taliban have brought to Afghanistan in Pakistan as well?”
In response to this question 55 percent respondents said yes, 31 percent said no while 14 percent said they did not know or did not respond.
According to the survey results, 33 percent females and 31 percent males were against a Taliban-style Islamic government.
Under the first Taliban rule between 1996 and 2001, women were banned from work and education. The group has said in recent weeks that women would be allowed to work and attend university but within the parameters of Islamic law. They also promised to form an inclusive government but key positions in their interim setup have gone to veteran players of the movement.