A survey conducted by the global market research company, Ipsos, on June 8 showed that since August 19, 2019, inflation has remained the topmost concern of the common citizens, closely followed by unemployment, poverty, electricity prices and increasing burden of taxes among other issues. 86 per cent feel less confident about their job security.

In response to the consumer confidence survey with a randomised sample size of one thousand, 75 per cent of Pakistanis saw inflation as the biggest issue of the country.

The survey showed that 53 per cent believe poverty was the most worrying thing, 38 per cent, increase in electricity rates, while 36 per cent said ever increasing taxes were the biggest issue.

To a question about losing their jobs in the wake of covid-19 pandemic, 54 per cent said neither they nor any person in their close circles lost their job. However, 46 per cent said that either they or some of their relatives and friends lost their job after the outbreak of corona.

The United Nations multidimensional poverty index shows 38.3 per cent at the poverty level. The survey also mentioned that the country was facing difficulties in optimal social spending such as health care, education and housing etc

From : pk.mashable.com

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