*PILDAT opinion survey puts KP in second and Sindh in last place
*Punjab CM gets net performance rating of 33pc compared to KP CM’s minus 14pc
A survey conducted by 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 all four provinces in Pakistan, Punjab Government scores significantly better in terms of governance.
KP Government was not able to register the same level of positive governance evaluation as the Punjab Government but it emerged as the second-best among the four provinces.
Of the four provinces evaluated and compared in the opinion poll for the respective provincial governments’ governance performance, Sindh Government emerged as the clear loser.
PILDAT released the score card on quality of governance based on a nationwide survey.
The nationwide 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 first year of national and provincial governments elected through May 2013 General Elections.
The nationwide poll was conducted during July 16to 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 four provinces.
SHAHBAZ SCORES MORE THAN ALL OTHER CHIEF MINISTERS:
Nationwide public perception on performance of the four chief ministers shows that Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif received the highest rating with a Net Performance Rating (NPR) of 33 percent as 65 percent rate his performance as good to very good while 32 percent rate it as bad or very bad.
In public opinion, the second ranking on the ladder is reserved for KP CM though his performance was rated negatively with NPR of minus 14 percent as 51 percent rated his performance as bad or very bad while only 37 percent of the respondents evaluated his performance as good or very good.
The third place on the ladder is reserved in public opinion for the Balochistan CM who received NPR of minus19 percent as only 33 percent respondents rated his performance as good or very good while the majority, 52 percent, rated his performance as bad or very bad.
Sindh CM occupies the opposite end of the performance meter with NPR of minus 29 percent as a significant 59 percent of the respondents rated his performance as bad or very bad while only 30 percent of the respondents rated his performance as good or very good.
Meanwhile, the prime minister received 46 percent positive ratings in public opinion while 52 percent rated his performance in the past one year as bad to very bad.