Majority satisfied with PTI govt’s performance

By Uzma Zafar

ISLAMABAD: Majority of Pakistanis have termed the three years performance of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government as good.
Despite completing three years in power, Imran Khan has retained popularity, said the survey conducted by Gallup Pakistan in the last week of August 2021. The survey was conducted with over 1200 respondents across urban and rural areas, covering over 100 districts in the country.
As per the survey, about 74 percent of people in Balochistan province rated Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government as positive while 62 percent of people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa termed PTI government performance as good. About 47 percent of Pakistanis believed that the provincial governments of PTI had performed well in over past three years.
To another question, the 37 percent public said Imran Khan’s rule was better than Nawaz Sharif. About 45 percent of Pakistanis termed the economic policies of the PTI government as good. About 69 percent of Pakistan rated performance on COVID-19 control as good while 38 percent gave a favourable rating on helping the poor. As per the survey, about 58 percent were happy with the performance on foreign affairs while around 40 percent Pakistani were pleased with corruption control performance.
According to a survey majority of Pakistanis believed that Imran Khan’s government will be able to complete its five-year’s term.Earlier on August 26th, while proudly presenting “achievements” of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf-led coalition government over the past three years, Prime Minister Imran Khan vowed to help the country stand on its feet with dignity through progress and self-sustainment.
In an hour-long speech at the launch of the three-year performance report of his government, the prime minister said on assumption of power in August 2018, the PTI faced numerous ‘inherited challenges’ including financial instability, poverty, and inadequate education and health facilities. But Pakistan had been recently ranked by The Economist as the ‘third-best performing country’ for handling the pandemic.
“When we came to power current account deficit was $20 billion but today it has declined to $1.8bn. In 2018 foreign reserves were $16.4bn which are now over $27bn. Total tax collection in the previous govt was Rs3,800bn and now it is Rs4,700bn. Similarly, foreign remittances were $19.9bn in 2018 and now they are $29.4bn,” he said.