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97 pct Pakistanis oppose US drone attacks: Report

July 1, 2012 - Islamabad

A majority of people in Pakistan believe that the U.S. drone strikes have a negative impact on the country, according to a survey.

The survey conducted by the Global Attitudes project of PEW Research Centre showed that 97 percent of respondents oppose U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan.

Ninety-four percent of people believe the attacks kill too many innocent people, the Express Tribune reports.

According to the survey, nearly three-quarters, 74 percent, said that drone strikes are not necessary to defend Pakistan from extremist organisations.

The survey also showed that Pakistan's Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), is the most popular leader in the country.

The report said PTI"s stance on drone attacks and its stand against the war on terror might be the reason of Khan's popularity among the overwhelming majority of the people.


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