ATP Poll: Grading Our Leaders, Yet Again

Posted on October 24, 2010
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Adil Najam

It is time, yet again, to request our readers to please grade the performance of the key figures in Pakistan politics. We had asked you to do so in April 2010 and earlier in 2009 (here and here). We had presented the comparison  between these two results here. Given the political twists and turns since then, we think it is time to seek your opinion yet again.

Can you please grade for us the performance of the six power centers in Pakistan: the President, the Prime Minister, the Chief Justice, the Chief of Army, the Leader of the Opposition, and the Media. The focus, once again, is on how you think they have performed in these roles. In this installment of ATP Polls we would like to find out how you grade the performance of those holding key offices in Pakistan: President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani, Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, Chief of Army Staff Gen. Ashfaq Pervez Kiani, and Opposition Leader Nawaf Sharif. Once again, we have included the Media (as a whole and as an institution) since they also influence Pakistan’s power balance.

I know I am repeating myself (both in this post and from the previous ones), and I also realize that at some level this appeal will be ignored, but do let me say again that the purpose of this exercise is not to see whether you like these people or not, it is to see what how you think they have been performing in the offices they now hold. It is perfectly possible to not particularly like someone but come to the conclusion that they are doing a decent job in what they have been assigned to do, or vice versa. So, please, even though this is just a fun exercise, use your vote justly.

Do also comment on how you think they have been performing, and what aspects of their performance influenced your vote.

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33 responses to “ATP Poll: Grading Our Leaders, Yet Again”

  1. Wahab says:

    I think we are ungrateful people and are being too harsh in our grading.

  2. Yasir Gul says:

    Pakistanis did not vite for Zardari, the majority ( 75 %) voted for their local powerful man. By coincidence, the majority of people ~ 60-65 % in South Punjab and Sindh live under the leash of “local powerful men” owing allegiance to Zardari.

  3. Ali Sheikh says:

    I think only one leader have a capability to save Nation & Islam that is Mian Nawaz Sharif

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