Islamabad: Despite economic difficulties, 45% of Pakistanis have expressed the desire to continue living in their homeland.
The Institute for Public Opinion Research has recently conducted a survey in which 1,100 respondents participated. This survey has revealed some intriguing insights into the minds of the Pakistani population amidst the ongoing economic crisis.
Among the key findings, it was observed that 45% of respondents expressed a strong preference for remaining in Pakistan. On the other hand, a notable 38% of those surveyed indicated their aspirations to seek better economic prospects abroad, contemplating the possibility of leaving their home country. While 17% of the respondents chose not to disclose their stance on this matter, preferring not to answer the question at hand. These statistics shed light on the complex dynamics of public opinion regarding the desire to stay or seek opportunities elsewhere.
According to the survey, 45% of Pakistanis said they are happy in their country and do not want to go abroad. However, 38% expressed their intention to leave Pakistan, and among the reasons for leaving, 58% are in search of better employment opportunities, while 10% are concerned about the rising inflation in Pakistan.
According to the report, the majority of Pakistanis who want to go abroad prefer Middle Eastern countries. 14% chose Saudi Arabia, and 9% opted for the United Arab Emirates. However, 4% intend to go to the UK, 3% to Canada, 3% to Europe, and 2% to the United States when the opportunity arises.