Mountain Youth Resource and Social Welfare Organization (MYRO) and Mountain TV conducted this survey in a bid to unearth the perception of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan, especially young men and women, about performance of the former government of Pakistan People’s Party in Gilgit-Baltistan. This endeavor also included an attempt to reveal future political prospects in the region by asking certain closed-ended questions from the respondents.
This study is grounded in quantitative research design whereby a carefully crafted questionnaire containing 18 closed-ended questions was administered to a sample size of 400 individuals. Simple random sampling method was adopted to select the survey respondents. Even though people of all ages participated in the survey, yet a majority of them turned out to be young men and women.
The survey was conducted in Gilgit because people from all districts are concentrated there; however, the results are reflective of the perceptions and intentions of a majority of the respondents from the districts of Gilgit, Hunza-Nagar, Ghizar and Skardu. Effort was made to include people from all districts of Gilgit-Baltistan in the survey. It is noteworthy that 44 percent of the survey participants were women.
The questionnaire was made up of a majority of questions about the former PPP led government’s performances in GB, their governance and handling of the region’s major issues. Questions directed to know people’s plan for the 2015 general elections in GB were also asked. The collected bulk of data was run through SPSS for analysis.