ISLAMABAD, April 6: In a countrywide survey conducted over the past six months by Pakistan Today newspaper, as many as 97.39 percent Pakistanis have said they ‘do not give a damn’ about former President Pervez Musharraf’s trial for treason.
As many as 79,209,816 people participated in the survey where they were asked the question, ‘Should Musharraf be punished for treason?’
The options for the participants were: (a) Yes; (b) No; (c) Don’t know and (d) I do not give a damn. About 77,142,440 people out of the 79,209,816 chose option (d). 1.69 percent of the participants believed that Musharraf should not be punished for treason and went for option (b); 0.71 percent chose option (c) claiming that they didn’t know what the best choice was, while 0.21 percent went for option (a) claiming that the former army chief deserved to be punished for treason.
While the government mulls over whether or not the former president’s name should be removed from the Exit Control List (ECL) and Army Chief Raheel Sharif seeking urgency in the final verdict, the citizens have given their opinion on what needs to be done in the matter. It may be mentioned that 20.18 percent of the people who chose option (d) also exclaimed: “Will the government sort it out already?” or words to that effect.
One of the 77,142,440 participants that opted for the option (d) told our special correspondent that, “it is like Germany trying Hitler for treason now. That’s how relevant this is.” Another woman who had chosen option (d) asked whether the survey question could be rephrased with TTP replacing Musharraf’s name, and a 13-year-old boy advised the government that, “Veena Malik could have provided a better distraction.”–Pakistan Today