This is a five part series on Dengue virus in Pakistan. Part 1 deals with Awareness about this devastating virus generally known to be caused by mosquito bites; part 2 deals with its perceived incidence at both community and household levels;
part 3 deals with the variety of remedial measures taken by ordinary citizens; part 4 deals with the Punjab Provincial Government efforts to fight the virus.
Islamabad, October 20, 2011
The results of a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan revealed that majority
favors Shahbaz Sharif’s Performance in fighting Dengue virus: The Ratings are Good (58%); Satisfactory (28%)
and Bad (9%).
In a survey a nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces were
asked the following question: “How do you rate performance of Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Shareef in fighting Dengue virus, providing medical facilities to public and spreading knowledge about it?” Responding to
this, 18% rated the performance as very good, 40% as good while 28% rated performance as satisfactory.
Whereas 5% rated it bad and 4% rated it as very bad. However 5% did not give a view.
Question: “How do you rate performance of Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif in controlling Dengue virus,
providing medical facilities to public and spreading knowledge about it?”
The study was released by Gilani foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup
International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 2689 men and women in rural and urban
areas of all four provinces of the country, during September 25 – October 01, 2011. Error margin is estimated to be
approximately + 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level.