According to the survey conducted by the Institute for Public Opinion Research, the Punjab Chief Minister’s approval ratings recorded highest among all Pakistani provincial chiefs in terms of performance.
The survey was conducted between Dec. 22, 2021, and Jan. 9, 2022, with the help of 3,769 respondents in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Balochistan.
Chief Minister Punjab, Usman Buzdar, was elected to the post after the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won the general elections 2018.
IPOR stated: “45 percent of the Respondents from Punjab said CM Punjab Sardar Usman Ahmed Khan Buzdar (is) performing better in his province, 41 percent from KP said CM KP Mehmood Khan, 38 percent from Sindh said CM Sindh Murad Ali Shah and 32 percent from Balochistan rated Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo performance as better.”
The survey showed that Buzdar is ahead of other provincial chief ministers in terms of development, with 51 percent of respondents expressing their satisfaction. He was followed by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief who scored 48 percent, Balochistan chief with 43 percent, while the chief minister of Sindh was seen as performing worst, with only 38 percent approval.
About 86 percent of respondents said they were satisfied with Punjab’s public education facilities. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, around 80 percent were in favor of the local government, in Balochistan 62 percent, and in Sindh 58 percent.
Seventy-two percent of respondents were satisfied with Punjab’s public health facilities, followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at 67 percent, Balochistan at 56 percent, and Sindh at 53 percent.
Punjab ranked second highest in terms of services provided by the provincial government, with 61 percent of respondents expressing satisfaction. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa topped in this category with 69 percent, while Balochistan and Sindh scored 54 percent and 50 percent respectively.