20% use gas heaters, 5% coal and 4% electric heaters in winter; barely half of them use any precautions: Gallup Survey.
ISLAMABAD, December 30, 2010 (Frontier Post ): According to a
Gilani Research Foundation survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, less
than a quarter of all Pakistanis (20%) use gas heaters to keep their
houses warm in winters followed by coal (5%) and electric heaters (4%).
69% use nothing to keep the houses warm. It should be noted that in many
parts of Pakistan temperatures do not fall to a degree requiring
heating. In a survey, a nationally representative sample of men and
women from across the country were asked that in winters, how do they
mostly keep their house warm?" Twenty percent (20%) claimed to
mostly use gas heaters in winters, 5% use coals, 4% electric heater
while 69% use nothing to keep their houses warm in winters. In reply to
a follow up question about the precautionary measures that they take,
majority (53%) said they take no precautionary measures. However, the
most common safety measure for gas heaters turned out to be switching
off the gas points before sleeping and placing a water container in the
vicinity to humidify and prevent dryness.
(THROUGH ASIA PULSE)