PILDAT releases survey report on govt's performance
16 September, 2013
ISLAMABAD: On International Day of Democracy, PILDAT released Public Verdict (Survey) on Performance of Governance and Democracy in First 100 Days of Federal and Provincial Governments.
On performance of the Federal Government led by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, 62% people across the 4 provinces gave it a Good Rating, as opposed to 32% that give it a Poor Rating.
The balance of the Good or Poor rating or the Net Performance Rating (NPR) is 30.
Punjab (56) gives very high NPR to Nawaz Sharif Government, followed by Balochistan (22), KP (-4) and Sindh (-12) in that order.
On dealing with load shedding issue, 52% gave positive Rating to Federal Government, while 46% gave Negative Ratings. The NPR is thus only 6.
According to the survey, 46% gave Good Performance Rating to the Government in dealing with the issue of Terrorism, 51% gave Poor Rating. The NPR is thus -5. On the issue of addressing key Foreign Policy matters, the Positive Ratings are 57%, while Negative Ratings are 38%. Thus the NPR is 19.
According to the survey, the Positive Ratings by the Federal Government in achieving Harmonious relations with political opposition in the Parliament is 59%, while the Negative Ratings are 35%. Thus the NPR is 24.
According to the survey, the Positive Ratings achieved by the Federal Government on dealing with armed forces are 58%, while the Negative Ratings are 32%. Thus the NPR is 26.
According to the survey, 31% give Positive Rating on the subject. In other words they are satisfied with the quality or competence of the Federal Cabinet chosen by the Prime Minister. As opposed to this 18% give it a Poor Rating.
According to the survey, 54% give Positive Performance Rating to the Federal Government in dealing with the problem of corruption, while 41% gave Negative Rating. Thus the NPR is 13.
The Federal Government's poorest rating was received on elimination of nepotism. According to the survey 45% give Positive Performance Ratings to the Federal Government on the subject, while 48% give Negative Ratings. Thus the NPR is -3.
Punjab Government gets the best rating out of the 4 Provincial Governments. Its NPR Index is 73, while the Sindh Government gets the poorest NPR, which is -2. The NPR for the KP Government stands at 26, and for Balochistan Government, it is 17.
According to the survey, Chief Minister Punjab is the clear winner in a popularity contest in which All Pakistanis voted irrespective of their province of residence. Survey findings show that 59% voted in favour of Shahbaz Sharif as the best performing Chief Minister, followed by Syed Qaim Ali Shah at 18%, Pervez Khattak at 9% and Dr. Abdul Malik at 4%.
In each province, their respective Chief Ministers enjoy most popularity, with the exception of Balochistan in which Chief Minister Punjab is the most popular. in other two provinces, namely Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Chief Minister Punjab is a close second choice of public.
Fairness of General Election 2013 got an NPR of -1 as 31% nationwide respondents caused aspersions on the fairness of General Election 2013 while 30% said 2013 General Election was more transparent and freer than the previous General Election (2008).