Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information rejected the Transparency International’s report regarding corruption in Pakistan saying that the report biased.
Addressing the media, the SAPM questioned the transparency of the report and termed it as biased. She said even the masses rejected the report which apparently ‘managed by the corruption kings sitting abroad’.
She said who could respect the findings of a report that says the most amount of corruption was done during the government of General Pervez Musharraf, followed by Imran Khan’s government and then by the Pakistan Peoples Party, placing the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz government at the very bottom.
Dr Firdous further said that the PM has never compromised in the fight against corruption and never will do so in future, adding that the PTI government is committed to free the country of corruption and all the corrupt practices.
Pakistan more corrupt than before
Transparency International has ranked Pakistan 120 out of 180 countries on the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2019.
As per details, Transparency International, an international non-governmental organization based in Berlin released a report on global corruption.
Although CPI uses a scale of 0 to 100 to rank nations, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean.
The score of Pakistan – 32/100 – well below the CPI average of 43 for the year 2019.
However, TI said that more than two thirds of the countries on the list scored below 50 on the index this year.
Furthermore The Berlin-based non-profit releases the index every year.
It ranks 180 countries and territories through their perceived levels of public sector corruption.
Pakistan ranked at the 117th place for the years 2017 and 2018.
Moreover The country scored 32/100 on the CPI in 2018 and 32/100 in 2017.
Although the score of Pakistan on the index has not changed at all compared to the past year.
The changes in the CPI score of other countries on the list resulted in Pakistan falling down the ranking.