ISLAMABAD - An assessment report released by the Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (PILDAT) Monday pointed out that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)-led government had improved good governance at federal level.

During the survey, the federal government received a score of 44 per cent and out of 27 governance assessment parameters assessed, it had shown improvement in performance in 18 parameters and deterioration in 9 parameters, said a press release. It said the government has emerged strongest in its Foreign Policy Management.

During its current tenure, the government has improved international relations by initiating almost 112 bilateral and/or multilateral peace and reconciliation agreements between Pakistan and other countries in 2014-2015 as compared to 34 in 2013-2014.

The government received the second highest score for Management of Inflation and third highest for merit-based recruitment and promotions in the second year of the government, since assuming office in 2013.

In this stand-alone assessment of the quality of governance, the federal government received an average score of 42 per cent for Rule of Law, 44 per cent for management of economy, 50 per cent for administrative effectiveness, and the highest for service delivery at 51 per cent.

The objective behind PILDAT’s initiative on the assessment of “Quality of Governance” is to highlight key areas of strengths and potential areas requiring improvement in the quality of governance.