CPI report on Pakistan misinterpreted, doesn’t imply increase in corruption: TI

Transparency International (TI) has clarified that its Corruption Per­ce­ptions Index (CPI) report 2019 on Pakistan has been misinterpreted and it is a move to defame the country, media reported on Sunday.

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Transparency International stated that the media and some politicians misreported the findings of the report and highlighted false data and figures.

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It added the report does not state that corruption has increased in Pakistan. The watchdog mentioned that a slip of Pakistan’s ranking on global corruption perception index does not represent an increase or decrease in corruption.

On January 23, 2020, Transparency International issued a global ranking which showed that Pakistan slipped three spots from the previous year’s place despite increased anti-corruption efforts.

Pakistan has been ra­nk­ed 120 out of 180 countries on the Corruption Per­ce­ptions Index (CPI) 2019.

Last year, Pakistan ranked 117 out of 180 nations. On a scale of zero (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean), Pakistan was assigned a score of 32 — a point lower than its score of 33 on the 2018 index and well below the global average of 43.

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