Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Shah Mahmood Qureshi is dissatisfied with his 11th ranking in Top-performing ministries

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has expressed his disappointment with the federal government for being ranked 11th among the top-performing ministries.

 In a letter to the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant for Establishment FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi expressed unhappiness with the list of top-performing ministries.

However, certain ministers from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and coalition parties have expressed concerns over being ignored in the top-performing ministry rankings.

In a letter to the Prime Minister’s aide on the establishment, FM Qureshi questioned the standards for evaluating the performance of federal ministries. He expressed major concerns about being rated 11th among the ministers, calling it unfair.

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It should be mentioned that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari recently chastised the federal government for failing to present FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi with a performance certificate.

Furthermore, Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P), a close ally of the PTI administration at the Centre, expressed misgivings about the ministries’ performance rankings after their ministers were not featured among the top achievers.

It’s worth noting that Prime Minister Imran Khan recently presented certificates to his best-performing ministries, with Murad Saeed, the Minister for Communication and Postal Services, coming out on top.

In light of the performance agreement, Federal Minister for Planning and Development and NCOC head Asad Umar and SAPM on Poverty Alleviation Sania Nishtar were named second and third best performing ministries, respectively, while Khusro Bakhtiyar, Moeed Yusuf, Razak Dawood, Sheikh Rasheed, Shireen Mazari, Shafqat Mahmood, and Fakhar Imam were also given certificates for their outstanding achievements.

The Prime Minister’s Performance Delivery Unit (PMDU) presented a list of the top ten ministries’ performances in August 2022.

According to PMDU rankings, the Ministry of Climate Change is at the top of the list, with 57 percent of people satisfied with the ministry’s performance in resolving public issues.

In the top ten best performing ministries, the Ministry of Commerce and Babar Awan’s Parliamentary Affairs ministry were ranked second and third, respectively.

Similarly, the Ministry of Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives, which is led by federal minister Asad Umar, came in fourth place with 51% of the vote.

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