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Pakistanis see US as biggest threat, says recent poll

12 Aug

A recent Al-Jazeera-Gallup survey in Pakistan (released Sunday, August 9, 2009) revealed that a large majority of the Pakistani public views the United States as the biggest threat to Pakistan. According to the poll, 59% see the U.S. as the greatest threat to Pakistan, while 18% considered India and 11% considered the Taliban to pose the greatest threat. This could be a result of the U.S.’s drone attacks in Pakistan, which have massive civilian casualties, and are opposed by 67% of the Pakistani public.

To view the entire poll, click here.

Here’s the Al-Jazeera article: “Pakistanis see US as biggest threat” by Owen Fay (Al-Jazeera, August 10, 2009).

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