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Pakistan’s rating dropped by three factors to 28 on the worldwide corruption index during the last yr

By Web Desk

January 25, 2022

Pakistan Has Been Ranked 140 Out Of 180 Countries On The Corruption Perceptions Index (Cpi) 2021 By Transparency International. Photo: File
Pakistan has been ranked 140 out of 180 international locations on the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2021 by Transparency International. Photo: file  

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has been ranked 140 out of 180 international locations, shedding 16 spots during the last yr, on the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2021 by Transparency International.

As per the main points, Pakistan’s rating dropped by three factors to 28 on the worldwide corruption index. Last yr, the nation’s rating was 31. “It shows that corruption has increased in Pakistan as compared to the last year,” mentioned the anti-graft watchdog in its report.

Transparency International mentioned that the CPI exhibits that corruption ranges stay at a standstill worldwide, with 86% of nations making little to no progress within the final 10 years.

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The CPI ranks 180 international locations and territories by their perceived ranges of public sector corruption on a scale of zero (extremely corrupt) to 100 (very clear).

The CPI world common stays unchanged at 43 for the tenth yr in a row, and two-thirds of nations rating beneath 50.

Corruption Has Increased In Pakistan: Transparency International

The prime international locations on the index are Denmark (88), Finland (88) and New Zealand (88), all of which additionally rank within the prime 10% on the earth on the Democracy Index civil liberties rating.

However, Somalia (13), Syria (13) and South Sudan (11) stay on the backside of the CPI. Syria can be ranked final in civil liberties.

Of the 23 international locations whose CPI rating considerably declined since 2012, 19 additionally declined on the civil liberties rating. 

Moreover, out of the 331 recorded instances of murdered human rights defenders in 2020, 98% occurred in international locations with a CPI rating beneath 45, learn the assertion. 

‘Absence of rule of Law has resulted in low CPI score of Pakistan’

Transparency International Pakistan Vice-Chair Justice (retd) Nasira Iqbal mentioned: “The absence of rule of law and state capture has resulted in substantial low CPI 2021 score of Pakistan compared to CPI 2020, from 31/100 to 28/100 and rank from 124/180 to 140/180, whereas there is no change in CPI 2021 Scores of India and Bangladesh from CPI 2020.”

Delia Ferreira Rubio, Chair of Transparency International mentioned: “Human rights are not simply a nice-to-have in the fight against corruption. Ensuring people can speak freely and work collectively to hold power to account is the only sustainable route to a corruption-free society.”

Shahbaz asks ‘corrupt rulers’ to resign

In his assertion on the report, President PML-N Shahbaz Sharif mentioned that Transparency International testified for the second time that Imran Niazi’s authorities is corrupt.

“The report of the international organization is an indictment of the PTI government,” the PML-N chief mentioned.

He requested the “corrupt rulers” to resign because the nation can’t afford their plunder.

Shahbaz Sharif mentioned that Pakistan is making speedy progress in corruption in Imran Niazi’s premiership, including “the world is saying that the prime minister is a thief”.

Unfortunately, Pakistan has slipped 16 locations additional within the world corruption index, he mentioned.

The Opposition chief added that it’s unhappy that the nation’s picture received tainted internationally on account of this report.

“Nawaz Sharif’s honest and capable leadership had reduced corruption in Pakistan,” Shahbaz Sharif additional added.

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