ISLAMABAD: A survey conducted by the Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (PILDAT) has put Punjab on top of the governance chart followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Sindh.
According to the survey, of the four provinces in Pakistan, Punjab scores significantly better in terms of the governance track-record of the provincial government. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s provincial government has not been able to register the same level of positive governance evaluation as the Punjab government, albeit it emerged as the second-best among the four provinces, trailing Punjab. Of the four provinces evaluated and compared in this opinion poll for the respective provincial governments’ governance performance, the Sindh provincial government has emerged as the clear loser.
PILDAT released a scorecard on quality of governance based on a nationwide survey.The nationwide survey was commissioned by PILDAT and conducted by Gallup Pakistan to gauge a public opinion on the quality of governance across Pakistan upon the completion of the 1st year of national and provincial governments elected through the General Election 2013. The nationwide poll was conducted during July 16 to August 6 to obtain public opinion on core indicators on quality of governance across national and provincial governments. The respondents for the survey included 3,065 citizens from rural and urban areas from all the four provinces of Pakistan.
Nationwide public perception on the performance of four chief ministers shows that the Punjab chief minister received the highest rating with a net performance rating (NPR) of +33% as 65% rate his performance as “Good” to “Very Good” while 32% rate it as “Bad” or “Very Bad”. In public opinion, the second ranking on the ladder is reserved for KP chief minister, whose performance though rated negatively with the NPR of -14% shows 51% rated his performance as “Bad” or “Very Bad” while only 37% of the respondents evaluated his performance as good or very good. Third place on the ladder is reserved in public opinion for Chief Minister of Balochistan who received NPR of -19% as only 33% respondents rated his performance as good or very good while the majority, 52%, rated his performance as bad or very bad.
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