Pakistan’s ranking on corruption perception index improves by 7 spots: report

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Pakistan’s ranking on the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) has improved by seven spots from 140 out of 180 countries in 2022 to 133 in 2023, Transparency International said in a report on Tuesday.

The CPI ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public-sector corruption according to experts and businesspeople. It relies on 13 independent data sources and uses a scale of zero to 100, where zero is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean.

The report published today by the Berlin-based corruption watchdog, shows that during 2023, the country’s ranking was 133 while the CPI score was 29 out of 100.

It should be noted that neighbouring India’s CPI score dropped from 40 in 2022 to 39 in 2023.

In his remarks, Transparency International Pakistan Chairman Justice (retd) Zia Pervez noted the improvement in Pakistan’s score in the index.

He said that policies aimed at better governance and effective enforcement of the law were expected to yield positive results in the future, as well as implementation of the recommendations by Transparency International.

The 2023 CPI shows that most countries have made little to no progress in tackling public sector corruption. The CPI global average remains unchanged at 43 for the twelfth year in a row, with more than two-thirds of countries scoring below 50

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