ISLAMABAD

A vast majority of Pakistanis thinks that resolution of the Kashmir dispute is necessary for peace with India, says a survey conducted by Gallup Pakistan. According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 76 per cent of Pakistanis thought that resolution of the Kashmir dispute was essential for peace with India.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked "Do you think in order to establish peace with India it is important to resolve the Kashmir dispute or can peace be established with India without its resolution?" Responding to this, 76% said it is necessary to resolve the Kashmir dispute first in order to establish peace with India, and 21% said peace can be established between Pakistan and India even without the resolution of the Kashmir dispute. However, 3% did not give a response.