Saturday, June 30, 2012

3 out of 4 Pakistanis call the US the enemy

Three out of four Pakistanis stated that the United States was an enemy country, a new survey conducted by the Washington-based agency the Pew Global Attitudes Project showed.

The Pew survey, published on its website on Wednesday June 27, said that last year 69 percent of Pakistanis said they hated the US but in 2012 that number jumped to 74 percent.

The survey also showed very low respect for US President Barack Obama among Pakistanis. They believe Obama is as bad as former US President George W. Bush.

US-Pakistan relations have stiffened due to the increase in civilian casualties from the people of Pakistan due to US military attacks on the border region with Afghanistan.

Under strong public pressure, Islamabad closed the border crossing used to transfer NATO supplies in Afghanistan in November 2011 after 24 Pakistani soldiers were killed in a US-led air strike on two checkpoints on the Afghan border.

In addition, the Pew Global Attitudes Project survey also shows that former cricket star Imran Khan remains the most popular politician in the country. More than 70 percent of people gave good opinions about Khan, who led the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice or PTI). This basically did not change from last year.

MuslimDaily/The Truth Seeeker Media

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