ISLAMABAD:According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup and Gilani Pakistan, nearly 7 in 10 Pakistanis believe that people who do not offer their prayers must be counseled to do so by means of tableegh.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked, “Should people who do not pray be punished, or counseled by means of tableegh?”

In response to this question, 68% said counseled by means of tableegh 23% said punished, while 9% did not know or did not wish to respond.

The study was released by Gilani Research Foundation and carried out by Gallup and Gilani Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International.

The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 1142 men and women in urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during 24 January – 28 January, 2019. The error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 percent at the 95% confidence level.