Pakistan shows zero improvements on corruption perception index, says report

Pakistan ranks 140 out of 180 countries

A report by International Transparency has shown that Pakistan has not made any improvement on the corruption perception index (CPI), ranking 140 out of 180 countries.

The CPI used a scale of zero to 100, where zero is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean, to gauge how corrupt a nation’s public sector is thought to be by its experts and businesses.

Pakistan lost 16 positions in the CPI from 2020 to 2021, reaching 140th out of 180 nations.

Earlier, under the PTI administration, Pakistan’s rank gradually declined. Out of 180 countries, it ranked 120 in 2019, 124 in 2020, and 140 in 2021.

However, the PML-N and PPP joined forces to form a new coalition government when the PTI administration was overthrown by a vote in the parliament in April 2021.

Moreover, according to the report of Transparency International, 95 percent of the world’s countries failed to reduce corruption and corruption became a serious problem in two-thirds of countries.

The report said that although there was no difference in the CPI scores of India and Bangladesh, these countries are targeting those who criticize freedom of expression and the government through black laws.