And how reflective is that of the views of Pakistanis who emigrated to the UK, or the US? Note that only 5% said they definitely do not want Sharia.
Two in three Pakistanis or 67 per cent of the country’s population have said that they support the imposition of Sharia as the only law, suggesting that Pakistan has become increasingly radicalized.
According to a joint poll prepared and carried out by Gallup Pakistan and the Gilani Research Foundation, seven years ago, only 51 percent of those surveyed had said that the Sharia should be the only law applicable to their society.
Today, only five percent of those surveyed this year have said that they are not in favour of the Sharia being imposed on society.
The Gallup Pakistan-Gilani Research Foundation survey said that they asked a nationally representative sample of men and women from all four provinces of Pakistan (Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtukhwa) what described their understanding of Sharia and its implementation in Pakistan, and 67 percent said that the Sharia should be the only law, 24 percent said that the Sharia should be the law, but not the only law (that is other legislation is also possible, while five percent said Sharia should not be the law of the land, while four percent said they had no opinion on the matter.