| GEO Pakistan|
| Majority rejoices over Musharraf’s resignation: Survey|
| Updated at: 1109 PST, Thursday, September 04, 2008|
ISLAMABAD: The Gallup survey revealed that 63 percent people rejoice over former president Musharraf’s resignation, while only 15 percent regret it. “20 percent were ambivalent about saying they were neither happy or unhappy”, the survey added.
70 percent dispute Musharraf’s claim to have resigned with the motive of Pakistan first. Instead, they said he resigned in personal interest-‘Musharraf first’ approach.
The majority of Pakistanis, 64 percent, also reject his claims of economic accomplishments and good government during his last nine-year tenure.
Surveys have shown that, rightly or wrongly, majority of Pakistanis attribute current economic crisis and inflation to bad policies of Musharraf regime.
The majority of Pakistanis take a pessimistic view of the past nine years, 70 percent said it was bad or vary bad and only 18 percent said it was good or very good. The remaining did not give a view.
As his tenure comes to an end, 55 percent Pakistanis expect that conditions in the country would improve with Musharraf’s resignation, 19 percent take a pessimistic view said conditions will worsen; 19 percent expect no change.