PILDAT releases MNAs’ Scorecard for 2015-2016 – With highest score of 70%, Ms. NAEEMA KISHWER of JUI-F becomes MNA OF THE YEAR

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PILDAT releases MNAs’ Scorecard for 2015-2016

With highest score of 70%, Ms. NAEEMA KISHWER of JUI-F becomes MNA OF THE YEAR

Highlights:

  1. Ms. Faryal Talpur of PPPP, Mr. Imran Khan of PTI and Mr. Hamza Shahbaz Sharif of PML-N among MNAs appear at the lowest rung with overall score of 20% and 39th position
  2. Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan-JIP bags highest percentage (100%) of top performing MNAs among top 15 positions
  3. Highest percentage (23%) of MNAs among top 15 position holders belong to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  4. Overall average score of MNAs is 38% (compared to 41% of Senators)
  5. Average Attendance of individual MNAs in Plenary Sessions of National Assembly stands at 61% (compared to 63% in the Senate)

October 19: In a systematic assessment of individual parliamentary performance of Honourable Members of 14th National Assembly of Pakistan by PILDAT, Ms. Naeema Kishwer of JUI-F attains first position and thus MNA OF THE YEAR through the highest score of 70%.

Based on performance indicators of individual MNAs during third parliamentary year (June 2015-May 2016), overall average performance score of MNAs stands at 38% compared to average performance score of Senators at 41% in a similar Score Card on Senators’ Performance by PILDAT.

MNAs who have scored the lowest rank of 39th position with an overall score of 20% include notables such as PTI Chairman Mr. Imran Khan; Mr. Hamza Shahbaz Sharif of PML-N and Ms. Faryal Talpur, Head of PPP Women Wing. Senior Deputy Convenor MQM Dr. Farooq Sattar attained an overall score of 22% and 38th position (second last rank). Similarly, former Speaker National Assembly Dr. Fehmida Mirza of PPPP also attained an overall score of 22%. Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Zafarullah Khan Jamali attained an overall score of 27%, which is the 35th position. PML Punjab President and former Chief Minister Punjab Ch. Pervaiz Ellahi also attained an overall score of 27% while JUI-F President and Parliamentary Leader Maulana Fazal Ur Rehman attained an overall score of 35% which is the 30th position. President PMAP Mr. Mehmood Khan Achakzai attained an overall score of 36% with 29th position which is also shared by PTI Vice-Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi. AML President Sheikh Rashid Ahmed attained an overall score of 39% and 26th position alongside Mr. Shafqat Mehmood of PTI. Dr. Arif Alvi of PTI attained an overall score of 43%, which is the 22nd position while Ms. Shazia Marri of PPPP received overall score of 46% with 19th position. Mr. Asad Umar of PTI attained an overall score of 47% which is the 18th position. PPPP Parliamentary Leader Syed Naveed Qamar attained an overall score of 51% with the 14th position.

308 MNAs have attained ranks or positions between 1 and 39. Prime Minister of Pakistan, Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Federal Ministers, Ministers of State and Leader of the Opposition have not been included in the assessment exercise as their powers and functions differ greatly from that of a regular Member of the National Assembly.

Following MNAs have attained Top 10 Ranks:

1 Ms. Naeema Kishwar Khan, KP, JUI-F, with 70% overall score
2 Mr. Muhammad Muzammil Qureshi, NA-253 Karachi-XV, MQM with 67% overall score
3 Mr. Sher Akbar Khan, NA-28 Bunair, JIP with 65% overall score
4 Dr. Nikhat Shakeel Khan, Sindh, MQM with 63% overall score
4 Ms. Shahida Rehmani, Sindh, PPPP with 63% overall score
5 Ms. Aisha, KP, JIP with 62% overall score
6 Dr. Shazia Sobia, Sindh, PPPP with 60% overall score
6 Sahibzada Tariq Ullah, NA-33 Upper Dir-cum-Lower Dir, JIP with 60% overall score
7 Mian Abdul Manan, NA-83 Faisalabad-IX, PML-N with 59% overall score
7 Ms. Tahira Aurangzeb, Punjab, PML-N with 59% overall score
8 Dr. Nafisa Shah, Sindh, PPPP with 57% overall score
9 Sahibzada Muhammad Yaqub, NA-34 Lower Dir, JIP with 56% overall score
10 Ms. Khalida Mansoor, Punjab, PML-N with 55% overall score
10 Ms. Munaza Hassan, Punjab, PTI with 55% overall score

It is interesting to note that 9 out of 14 MNAs occupying the Top 10 Ranks are Women and all of them belong to the category of Reserved Seats for Women in the National Assembly.

Figure 1: Top 10 Ranking MNAs

Top 10 Ranks among Women have been achieved by the following MNAs:
1 Ms. Naeema Kishwer Khan, KP, JUI-F, with 70% overall score
2 Dr. Nikhat Shakeel Khan, Sindh, MQM with 63% overall score
2 Ms. Shahida Rehmani, Sindh, PPPP with 63% overall score
3 Ms. Aisha, KP, JIP with 62% overall score
4 Dr. Shazia Sobia, Sindh, PPPP with 60% overall score
5 Ms. Tahira Aurangzeb, Punjab, PML-N with 59% overall score
6 Ms. Nafisa Shah, Sindh, PPPP with 57% overall score
7 Ms. Khalida Mansoor, Punjab, PML-N with 55% overall score
7 Ms. Munaza Hassan, Punjab, PTI with 55% overall score
8 Ms. Asiya Naz Tanoli, Punjab, PML-N, with 53% overall score
8 Dr. Fouzia Hameed, Sindh, MQM with 53% overall score
8 Ms. Shahida Akhtar Ali, KP, JUI-F with 53% overall score
8 Dr. Shireen Mehrunissa Mazari, Punjab, PTI with 53% overall score
9 Dr. Mahreen Razque Bhutto, Sindh, PPPP, with 52% overall score
10 Ms. Saman Sultana Jafri, Sindh, MQM, with 51% overall score

Figure 2: Top 10 Ranking Female MNAs

Among the MNAs elected on General Seats, following have attained top 10 positions:

1 Mr. Muhammad Muzammil Qureshi, NA-253 Karachi-XV, MQM, with an overall score of 67%
2 Mr. Sher Akbar Khan, NA-28, Bunair, JIP, with an overall score of 65%
3 Sahibzada Tariq Ullah, NA-33 Upper Dir-cum-Lower Dir, JIP, with an overall score of 60%
4 Mian Abdul Manan, NA-83 Faisalabad-IX, PML-N, with an overall score of 59%
5 Sahibzada Muhammad Yaqub, NA-34 Lower Dir, JIP, with an overall score of 56%
6 Mr. Abdul Qahar Khan Wadan, NA-262 Killa Abdullah, PMAP, with an overall score of 54%
6 Mr. Muhammad Arshad Khan Laghari, NA-197 R.Y. Khan-VI, PML-N
7 Mr. Abdul Majeed Khan, NA-73 Bhakkar-I, PML-N, with an overall score of 52%
7 Col. (Retd) Amirullah Marwat, NA-27 Lakki Marwat, PTI, with an overall score of 52%
7 Haji Muhammad Akram Ansari, NA-85 Faisalabad-XI, PML-N, with an overall score of 52%
7 Sheikh Salahuddin, NA-244 Karachi-VI, MQM, with an overall score of 52%
8 Mr. Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani, NA-208 Jacobabad, PPPP, with an overall score of 51%
8 Malik Ibrar Ahmed, NA-54 Rawalpindi-V, PML-N, with an overall score of 51%
8 Syed Naveed Qamar Shah, NA-222 Tando Muhammad Khan-Cum-Hyderabad-Cum-Badin, PPPP, with an overall score of 51%
9 Mr. Imran Zafar Laghari, NA-233 Dadu-II, PPPP, with an overall score of 50%
9 Mr. Muhammad Jamal ud Din, NA-42 Tribal Area-VII, JUI-F, with an overall score of 50%
9 Rana Shamim Ahmed Khan, NA-112 Sialkot-III, PML-N, with an overall score of 50%
9 Mr. Siraj Muhammad Khan, NA-6 Nowshera-II, PTI, with an overall score of 50%
10 Mr. Qaiser Ahmad Sheikh, NA-86 Chiniot-I, PML-N, with an overall score of 49%
10 Rana Muhammad Hayat Khan, NA-142 Kasur-V, PML-N, with an overall score of 49%
10 Shaikh Rohale Asghar, NA-124 Lahore-VII, PML-N, with an overall score of 49%

The performance scorecards by PILDAT focused on three main aspects of the parliamentary role of an MNA: Oversight, Legislation and Representation. All top performers of the three categories are Women parliamentarians.

The Top Performer in Oversight is Ms. Naeema Kishwer Khan, KP, JUI-F, with an average score of 3.4 out of 5. Although she chaired no committee, she is a member of four (4) committees; she presented 2 Resolutions, 11 Calling Attention Notices and 134 Questions in the House during the year.

The Top Performer in Legislation is Dr. Nikhat Shakeel Khan, Sindh, MQM, with a total of 8 Private Member’s Bills introduced in the National Assembly during the year.

The Top Performers in Representation are Ms. Naseema Hafeez Panezai, Balochistan, PMAP and Ms. Aliya Kamran, Balochistan, JUI-F, with the highest attendance of 100% in the plenary sessions of the National Assembly.

The JIP is the leading Political Party with the highest percentage of top performing MNAs. In order to gauge this result, the top 15 positions or ranks were checked for each political party. The JIP has 4 elected members in the National Assembly and all 4 (100%) of them are among the top 15 position holders:

  1. Mr. Sher Akbar Khan, NA-28 Bunair, JIP on the 3rd position
  2. Ms. Aisha, KP, JIP on the 5th position
  3. Sahibzada Tariq Ullah, NA-33 Upper Dir-cum-Lower Dir, JIP on the 6th position
  4. Sahibzada Muhammad Yaqub, NA-34 Lower Dir, JIP on the 9th position

In the case of a similar assessment of Senators carried out by PILDAT in June 2016, PPPP was the leading political party with the highest number of its elected leadership among the top 15 positions.

Top 15 positions were also checked for the Province/Territory with the highest percentage of top performing MNAs, which turned out to be Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). Ten (10) or 23% of MNAs from KP are among the top 15 position holders:

  1. Ms. Naeema Kishwer Khan, KP, JUI-F, on the 1st position
  2. Mr. Sher Akbar Khan, NA-28 Bunair, JIP, on the 3rd position
  3. Ms. Aisha, KP, JIP, on the 5th position
  4. Sahibzada Tariq Ullah, NA-33 Upper Dir-cum-Lower Dir, JIP, on the 6th position
  5. Sahibzada Muhammad Yaqub, NA-34 Lower Dir, JIP, on the 9th position
  6. Ms. Shahida Akhtar Ali, KP, JUI-F, on the 12th position
  7. Col. (Retd) Amirullah Marwat, NA-27 Lakki Marwat, PTI, on the 13th position
  8. Ms. Nafeesa Inayatullah Khan Khattak, KP, PTI, on the 15th position
  9. Ms. Sajida Begum, KP, PTI, on the 15th position
  10. Mr. Siraj Muhammad Khan, NA-6 Nowshera-II, PTI, on the 15th position

In the case of Scorecards on Honourable Senators’ Performance Report, again KP was the leading province with the highest percentage of its elected leadership among the top 15 positions.

The methodology and framework of assessing the performance of 308 MNAs out of a total strength of 339 (at the time of data collection) was developed indigenously by PILDAT.

The data for preparing the Score Cards was obtained from one main public source: The official website of the National Assembly of Pakistan. MNAs themselves were also contacted to provide individual data. The assessment criteria and framework were seriously constrained by the availability of data. Many parameters such as the Talk Time in the plenary sittings and attendance in the parliamentary committee meetings could not be included in our assessment framework as no data was available on the Assembly website while the National Assembly secretariat remained non-responsive to all specific requests made for obtaining data.

Despite the limitations in data, PILDAT believes that this score card constitutes a reasonable beginning to build on in the future. These Score Cards seek to provide the citizens of Pakistan with some critical information in order to empower them to monitor their elected representatives and to identify the prospective future political leadership of Pakistan.

Honourable MNAs’ performance has been evaluated based on the following parameters:

Oversight
1. Number of Committee Memberships
2. Number of Committees Chaired
3. Number of Resolutions
4. Number of Calling Attention Notices
5. Number of Questions

Legislation
6. Number of Private Member Bills introduced

Representation
7. Attendance in the Plenary Sessions

The objective behind PILDAT’s evaluation exercise is to promote transparency and democratic accountability of the elected representatives by citizens and to help in mapping exercise of the future political leadership of Pakistan. This is a first attempt made by PILDAT to assess and rank the performance of MNAs, and hence, may have a lot of room for improvement. PILDAT will welcome comments and suggestions for improvement in the concept, methodology and framework of assessment and presentation of the MNAs’ Score Cards.

Full text of the PILDAT Report on Mapping Future Political Leadership of Pakistan: Scorecards on Honourable MNAs’ Performance, 2015-2016 is available by clicking here

Executive Summary in Urdu is available by clicking here

Methodology of Assessment is available by clicking here


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