Pakistanis: Musharraf Resignation Would Improve Stability

From the University of Maryland’s

A majority of Pakistanis (64%) say that stability and security in Pakistan would get better “if President Musharraf were to resign now,” according to a new poll conducted by GlobeScan for BBC Urdu. One in four (25%) respondents believes that security would get “worse” if he were to resign.

Nearly a third (29%) of respondents regard Pervez Musharraf’s election as President last November as “valid”; while around half (49%) say it is “invalid” (22% did not provide an answer).

Almost two out of three Pakistanis (63%) agree that the “National Assembly should seek to reinstate Iftikhar Chaudhry as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court” following the general election, while 19 percent of respondents say the Assembly should not seek Chaudhry’s reinstatement.

For those that read Urdu, detailed poll results are reportedly available here.

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