Naya Pakistan more corrupt than Purana Pakistan, Transparency International Report Suggests
Transparency International will release its global report. The Report will determine whether corruption in Pakistan under the PTI government has decreased or increased as compared to last year.
Transparency International head office in Berlin releases its global report on the 2019 Corruption Perception Index (CPI). Pakistan ranked 120 out of 180 countries on the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2019.
Transparency International’s annual report of CPI is based on input from 13 international agencies. Pakistan’s evaluation is done by eight agencies which include World Economic Forum Executive Opinion Survey; World Bank Country Policy and Institutional Assessment; World Justice Project Rule of Law Index; Bertelsmann Stiftung Transformation Index; Economist Intelligence Unit Country Risk Service; Global Insight Country Risk Ratings; IMD World Competitiveness Center World Competitiveness Yearbook Executive Opinion Survey; and Varieties of Democracy.
The government claims that they have taken active measures to check corruption. NAB also takes credit for doing wonders in curbing the menace. According to the reports of some international organizations, corruption in Pakistan increased in 2019 as compared to 2018.
These reports were made public and raised the fear that it may lead Pakistan to lose its position in the 2019 annual Transparency’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI) report.
According to the World Economic Forum’s recent report, Pakistan ranking slipped from 99 to 101. The World Justice Project, in its “Rule of Law Index 2019 Insights”, also assessed Pakistan to have lost by one position from 2018 to 2019.
In its last report of Transparency International, Pakistan has made a slight improvement in the Corruption Perception Index 2018 with a score of 33 out of 100 – one point better than 2017. The country’s ranking in the 2018 report was 117th out of 180 countries.
The Transparency International’s 2019 report will distinguish whether Pakistan has improved, maintained the last position, or disappointed us. Corruption has been the slogan just like the commitment of the PTI not only before the 2018 election but after it came into power.
If the PTI government improves Pakistan’s position from the last 33 and its ranking since the previous 117th position, then the PTI government will be praised for its efforts. On the other hand, if PTI drops Pakistan’s ranks, it would serve a negative impact on the PTI government.
According to Transparency International’s past reports, since 2010, Pakistan had improved its rank from 23 in 2010 to 33 in 2018. In the years 2016 and 2017, Pakistan maintained the same score to 32. While in 2018 increased to 33.
In these last ten years, Pakistan has performed gloomy as compared to the past year’s CPI report. It means that Pakistan kept gaining a negative score since 2010.