Report: Pakistan loses 4 spots in corruption perceptions index

The Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) has ranked Pakistan at 124 out of 180 nations globally based on the level of perceived public sector corruption.

The South Asian country has fallen by four places compared to last year.

The index ranks 180 countries and regions by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and businesspeople.

The index has given a CPI 2020 score of 31 out of 100 to Pakistan, a point lower than last year’s 32.

A score of 100 denotes very clean, and 0 is highly corrupt. The South Asian country has scored well below the CPI average of 43 for the year.

While most countries made little progress in tackling corruption in almost a decade, more than two-thirds of states scored below 50 in this year’s report.

According to the report, the top nations on the CPI are Denmark and New Zealand, with scores of 88, followed by Finland, Singapore, Sweden, and Switzerland, with scores of 85 each.

The lowest-ranked nations are Somalia and South Sudan, with scores of 12 each, followed by Syria with a score of 14, and Venezuela and Yemen with a score of 15.

“Since 2012, 26 states improved their CPI scores, including Ecuador, Greece, and Myanmar (Burma),” the report added.

In the same period, 22 states decreased their scores, including Bosnia & Herzegovina, Lebanon, and Malawi.

Meanwhile, corruption perceptions in other countries, including India (40 points), Iran (25 points), and Bangladesh (26 points), improved, even if by small margins.

According to CPI’s statistics, Afghanistan’s score (19) has also improved by three points, and so did Turkey (40).

China, with a score of 42, ranks 78 on the list.

CPI also reported that corruption undermines an equitable global response to the COVID-19 pandemic and other crises, underlining the importance of transparency and anti-corruption measures in emergencies.

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  • I ask Siasat.pk To make a Video on This Report of Corruption. Who is Actually Responsible for this ??????? Current Government ?? Or Previous Government??????


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