Transparency International (TI)
Transparency International: The Berlin-based international non-governmental organization (NGO) combating global corruption. On Thursday released a new report, according to which, the country under the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has testified to be more corrupt in 2019 than it did in the outgoing year of the former ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
PAKISTAN AND CPI:
Corruption in Pakistan still maintained its strong grip. The country fared poorly in the recently released Transparency International global report on the 2019 Corruption Perception Index (CPI). Pakistan’s ranking dropped from 117 to 180 in 2019 as compared to 2018. Similarly, the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) score was down from 33 to 32. For the first time in the last decades, Pakistan has fared worse than ever before.
According to experts and business people, the Corruption Perceptions Index ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption. This year’s inspection shows corruption is more pervasive in countries. Where a large amount of money can flow freely into electoral campaigns. And where governments listen only to the voices of wealthy or well-connected individuals.
The Transparency International Secretariat clarifies that in CPI 2019 many countries did not perform well this year. Pakistan was perceived as more corrupt consistent with the worsening views of public sector organizations worldwide. Muzaffar applauded the National Accountability Bureau’s “rejuvenation” but did not explain how that squared with the anti-graft watchdog being perceived as a tool for political victimization or criticism from the higher judiciary that NAB’s faulty prosecutions were damaging the body’s own image.
The country had scored 33 out of 100 on the CPI in 2018 and 32 out of 100 in 2017. Although Pakistan’s index score hasn’t changed much over the past year. Changes in other countries ‘ scores on the list may be one reason why Pakistan has slipped into the ranking.
Have a look at what Twitterati has to say about the report that was to decide if corruption in the country under the PTI government has decreased as Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan’s promised accountability drive continues against opposition lawmakers and government officials.
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