Pakistan fails to improve on CPI
Islamabad: Amid an economic crisis, Pakistan failed to improve in Transparency International's (TI) latest Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI 2022) as it retained its place among 180 countries in the world.
The countries and territories included in the survey are ranked by their perceived levels of public sector corruption — scoring on a scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean) — on the CPI.
Pakistan ranks 140th out of 180 countries with a score of 27 — the worst in a decade, a Transparency International report showed on Tuesday.
In 2021, the country slipped 16 places to 140 from 124 out of 180 countries, Geo news reports.
The TI report shows that most countries across the globe are failing to stop corruption.
"More than two-thirds of countries score below 50, while 26 countries have fallen to their lowest scores yet," a statement from the corruption watchdog said.
It further stated that a total of 155 countries couldn't even make any significant progress in the fight against corruption since 2012, "despite concerted efforts and hard-won gains".
Meanwhile, the global average remains unchanged for over a decade at just 43 out of 100.
The corruption watchdog noted that the country "continued its statistically significant downward trend" of the last 10 years.
(With UNI inputs)