There was a poll.......

nomerci
By nomerci

Of the 27 countries polled, 24 lean positive towards the UK while two - Pakistan and Mexico - have overall negative views of the nation. One country, Turkey, remains divided

" Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment"
Lao Tzu

Read more: http://www.qatarliving.com/node/1673300#comment-1806834#ixzz1FwTWbrjk

Now, how is it possible that Pakistan, according to this poll, has an overall negative view of the UK?
That does not make sense to me...half the country is there!

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By aw malik• 9 years 10 months ago.
aw malik

If you want Pakistani's reply so I am one of them and been in the UK and have wonderfull memories of being part of community and would certainly love to live there again. I never hated and can't find a genuine reason to hate a country Although I have freedom to dislike any country's policies including UK or Pakistan.

By nomerci• 9 years 10 months ago.
nomerci

aw malik, that is exactly why I asked this question!

By aw malik• 9 years 10 months ago.
aw malik

As I said before I never rely on these polls based opinions. It is very hard for me to accept Pakistani's hate UK and many would love to live there.

By anonymous• 9 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

Sorry Exile did not pick that excalamation mark! I thought since I have been out of the UK for more than 4 years now! may be so many Pakis have entered the UK to be counted as half of the population :) I had to double check the British population to check the above statement..lol

By nomerci• 9 years 10 months ago.
nomerci

And furthermore, of course I realize this is not written in stone, non the less, interesting to talk about.

By nomerci• 9 years 10 months ago.
nomerci

brit, no, it is not sh i t stirring on my behalf. I posted this because I know there are Pakistanis on QL, who may be able to answer my question. I really did not understand why , if many Pakistanis have immigrated to and are living in the UK, some of the ones at home, maybe relatives of thos living in the UK, would dislike the UK.

I would ask the same if there was a poll on Arabs liking or disliking the US.

You see, I believe in asking people directly instead of reading newspapers or watching tv.

By anonymous• 9 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
anonymous

brit, if the sample is carefully designed and representative, a number of 1.500 individuals is sufficient to make statistically valuable statements about 100 million people.

By britexpat• 9 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
britexpat

Shyte stirring again :O)

The people were asked to rate the "global influence of 16 major nations and the European Union."

Due to the Iraq and Afghanistan issues, many people in Pakistan would have a negative image of the UK. The survey comprised nearly 29,000 individuals - so its not a great number given the total audience BBC World service reaches.

The analyst himself says - "Aside from last year’s slump, for the UK the aftermath of Iraq is receding,"

By KHATTAK• 9 years 10 months ago.
KHATTAK

Its not the UK (as a country) or UK Citizens...but the UK Foreign Policies (always following the US) is the reason for the hate. Nobody hates UK...ummm or maybe few.

By FlyingAce• 9 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
FlyingAce

Visas are not being issued currently to Pakistani Students, and there is a Debate going on in Pakistani Media...

May be this might be the reason, other then that Lots of Pakistanis live their, Study, or are holding valid Multiple Visas...

By nomerci• 9 years 10 months ago.
nomerci

Expatgeezer, cool down, no need for this.

By anonymous• 9 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

The original poster was joking, hence the exclaimation mark....

By anonymous• 9 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

Cabbage just gets to show how these other nationalities know so much about the UK to suggest that half of the population of these country is there. The overall population of UK is around 62 million.

I just googled to find out that the population of the country mentioned by the above poster is around 170 million. It clearly show that the poster is not good at maths to suggest that 85 million Pakis are in the UK?

By nomerci• 9 years 10 months ago.
nomerci

Here is the link.

http://www.metro.co....

By anonymous• 9 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

Don't forget Bradstan too....... apparently some terrorists in Bradford went on the rampage and said they would kill all the white people they could find. Police fear the death toll could be as high as 5 now after a week of violence...

By anonymous• 9 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

Do they hate Birminghamistan too?

By aw malik• 9 years 10 months ago.
aw malik

By the way I never trust these polls - How you can confirm the person voting is from which country? Pakistani's love UK thats why half the country is there.

By timebandit• 9 years 10 months ago.
timebandit

I like Qatar :D

By happygolucky• 9 years 10 months ago.
happygolucky

How does living in a particular country makes one have positive view about that country?? So many on QL live in Qatar... (Do I need to say any further).

By timebandit• 9 years 10 months ago.
timebandit

desertshark2011 said "They say they just love the British and the Queen"

We can save them the trip and just ship her over to them. In fact they can have the whole lot of them as far as I am concerned. They are only a tourist attraction anyway.

By anonymous• 9 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

nomercy

can U figure out how many Pakistani are living in UK (immigrants, plus UK Born Pakistani)?

Pakistan has population of approx 170 million.

By anonymous• 9 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

of course they do; I lived in a place that was full of hatred and war - Ireland not the UK.

I was dragged from what I knew and introduced to a different place. It was hard for me to fit in.

For me it was better in some ways but I was ‘not accepted’ and racially abused and found it so hard at school, college and University.

All of that was small fry to being made homeless and seeing family blown up.

We all adapt in our own ways.

By anonymous• 9 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

I am really serious about this one. They want to get away from all the bombings and destruction back home and someone has told them the Queen has those big palaces where no one gets turned away

By anonymous• 9 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

lol at you two.

I am hoping you are joking though.

As the wrath of the Cabbage will be abundant lol x

By anonymous• 9 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

Pakistani hate everyone including themselves!

By anonymous• 9 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

Well besides the ones who are already there the rest must be on their way and probably travelling on those big boats to the UK right now. They say they just love the British and the Queen

By anonymous• 9 years 10 months ago.
anonymous

I would think that part of the problem is perhaps lack of 'knowing'. Before I came to live here, I was 'aware' of the Middle East and not that 'bothered' by it to be honest.

When I told my brothers I was coming here, well to be honest it was like I told them I was going to Mars.

People hear things about an area or a country and they are scared.

Yet here I am in Qatar and loving it - some Pakistanis are 'scared' at the thought of the UK, yet some go there and are happy.

By nomerci• 9 years 10 months ago.
nomerci

cabbage, I am sure this is so. otherwise all those immigrants would not be there. I have lived in the UK...had a grand time. Felt very welcome, very friendly people all over.

BUT, this poll was about how well received the UK is aborad. apparently Mexico and Pakistan, two of the countries that were polled, had negative biews about the UK

Pakistan's view surprised me, as there are so many people of Pakistani origin in the UK.

I am wondering why Pakistanis who live in Pakistan have a negative view of the UK...many of then must have relatives there...so I can't quite understand.

Hence my question.

By anonymous• 9 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
anonymous

Half of the Pakistani population is not in England.

The UK does have many immigrants and all are welcome; says me the Irish person that was not accepted but sort of accepted lol

The UK for all its faults and there are many - is very open to anybody living there.

If you were to ask the average Brit, they would say they are glad and happy we have this multicultural country.

It frames them and most immigrants contribute to the society and are no bother. Of course there are a few bad eggs but hey that is life.

When you accept people you accept them warts and all.

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