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Daily Times

Published Date: Oct 28, 2015

SDPI survey calls CPEC a game changer project

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ISLAMABAD – People’s perception survey – Political Barometer 2015 conducted by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), called China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) a game changer in the region.

Important findings of the survey have been shared with the media in a briefing here by SDPI Executive Director Dr Abid Q Suleri. Hailing China as the most reliable friend, 90 per cent of the respondents consider the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor a game changer.

About 80 per cent believe that the project will promote mutually beneficial trade with China. About 79 per cent of the respondents consider China as the most reliable friend, followed by Saudi Arabia. On the performance of chief ministers, 55 per cent appreciated Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif for taking measures to stop/ reduce corruption.

– India behind all terrorism–

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is almost evenly divided in opinion where 44.4 per cent of the respondents were not happy with the performance of their chief minister in controlling corruption, whereas, 43.6 per cent perceive his performance as satisfactory.About 55 per cent of the respondents believe that India is involved in all kind of terrorism in Pakistan.


Overall 79 per cent of the respondents see a foreign hand behind terrorism in Pakistan. The survey suggests for greater attention and improvement on the police department for eradication of corruption from the society.