Without undertaking an extensive and thorough piece of wide-reaching research, it doesn't seem possible to say for sure what percentage of Pakistanis think their children should have a separate cell phone. However, we can review the sort of considerations a Pakistani parent might make when making that decision:
Will my child be safer with a cell phone?
Lots of mums and dads think their children will be protected by having a cell phone as they can use it to call home or call the police if they are lost or in danger.
Will my child run up a massive bill?
Parents worry that children with access to a cell phone will use it excessively, thus costing them a lot.
Will my child become preoccupied with the cell phone?
For some parents cell phones stop children from socialising or interacting properly with the world, leaving them shy, or socially awkward.