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Imran Khan polled Pakistan's most popular leader

July 1, 2012 - Islamabad

Imran Khan, the Chairman of the Pakistan's Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has been voted as the most popular leader in the country, according to a new survey.

The survey conducted by the Global Attitudes project of PEW Research Centre showed that seven out of ten Pakistani respondents held a favourable opinion about Khan.

It also showed that the favourable ratings for Khan increased by 18 percentage points over the last two years, The Express Tribune reports.

The survey also revealed that Khan enjoys incomparable popularity among the youth.

According to the survey, President Asif Ali Zardari's popularity went significantly down to 14 percent as compared to 64 percent in 2008.

Also, the popularity of Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif dropped to 62 percent from 79 percent in 2009.


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