ISLAMABAD- A survey conducted by the Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency 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 emerged as the second best among the four provinces, while the Sindh government has emerged as the clear loser, a private television channel reported Tuesday.
Pildat released score card on quality of governance based on a nationwide survey. The survey was commissioned by Pildat and conducted by Gallup Pakistan to gauge public opinion on quality of governance across Pakistan upon the completion of the 1st year of national and provincial governments elected through the May 2013 general elections.
The nationwide poll was conducted during July 16 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 four chief ministers shows that the Punjab chief minister received highest rating with a Net Performance Rating (NPR) of +33 per cent as 65 per cent rate his performance as good to very good while 32 per cent rate as bad or very bad.
In public opinion, the second ranking on the ladder is reserved for the KP chief minister, whose performance though rated with the NPR of -14 per cent shows 51 per cent rated his performance as bad or very bad while only 37 per cent of the respondents evaluated his performance as good or very good.
Third place on the ladder is reserved in public opinion for the Balochistan Chief Minister who received NPR of -19 per cent as only 33 per cent respondents rated his performance as good or very good while the majority, 52 per cent rated his performance as bad or very bad.
The Sindh chief minister occupies the opposite end of the performance meter with NPR of -29 per cent as a significant 59 per cent of the respondents rated his performance as bad or very bad while only 30 per cent of the respondents rated his performance as good or very good.
The prime minister received 46 per cent positive ratings in public opinion while 52 per cent rated his performance in the last year as bad to very bad.