ISLAMABAD: A survey by the Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (Pildat) has put the Punjab on top of the governance chart followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Sindh.
According to the survey, of the four provinces in Pakistan, the Punjab scores significantly better in terms of the governance track-record of the provincial government. The KP 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 the 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 a clear loser, a private television channel reported on Tuesday. Pildat released the scorecard on quality of governance based on a nationwide survey. The nationwide survey wascommissioned by Pildat and conducted by Gallup Pakistan to gauge public opinion on quality of governance across Pakistan upon the completion of the first year of national and provincial governments elected through the May 2013 General Elections.
The nationwide poll was conducted during July 16, 2014 to August 6, 2014 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 performance of the four chief ministers shows that the chief minister of Punjab 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 chief minister of KP, 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’.
The chief minister of Sindh occupies the opposite end of the performance meter with NPR of -29% as a significant 59% of the respondents rated his performance as ‘Bad or Very Bad’ while only 30% of the respondents rated his performance as ‘Good or Very Good’.Prime minister of Pakistan received 46% positive ratings in public opinion while 52% rated his performance in the last year as ‘Bad to Very Bad’.