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Figure 49: Given a choice would you become member of a political party?

The depoliticization of the population is a behavior that dates back to Zia-ul-Haq days when restrictions were imposed on students unions and trade unions. These two bodies are traditionally the nursuries for politicians. In any case, majority of the respondents belonged to the politically well-connected segment of the society which is generally averse to the poltiical party process. This behavior is certainly a refelection of the poor reputation of politicians. However, these statistics also refelect the unwillingness of the present and future generation of the elite in investing in the poltiical process. The educated youth definitely desire change which is partly reflected in the choice of leader who, they believe, should govern Pakistan. Since Imran Khan of PTI seems to challenge the current questionable political leadership, the bulk of respondents opted for him. Table 2: Who would you want to be Pakistan’s leader?

Respondent Base

608 Count

Col %

Aitzaz Ahsan

1

0.16

Altaf Hussain

4

0.66

Ardeshir Cowasjee

1

0.16

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