Accountability, transparency and performance evaluation are the hallmarks of a true democratic system. It is good to note that our government is showing some inclination to improve governance and its performance. The premier has directed all his ministers to brief the cabinet on their performance since June 2013. They would give the details regarding the steps that have been taken so far for public welfare, in keeping with their party manifesto. Besides, it is reported that PM house is also engaged in assess the performance of the ministers separately. It is a good omen towards better governance and provides hope that preference to merit may be given in future.

AISHA HUSSAIN,

Lahore, October 24.