ISLAMABAD: The Transparency International report has revealed that corruption in Pakistan had increased in the last year as compared to 2019.
Pakistan is now ranking at 124 out of 180 corrupt countries, said the global corruption perception list issued by Transparency International (TI).
The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) is released every year by Berlin-based non-profit organization.
Pakistan’s rank in CPI has lowered down in 2020 as compared to 2019 as it stands at 31 out of 100. Previously, in 2019 CPI score of Pakistan was 32. CPI uses a scale of 0 to 100 to rank nations, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean.
Whereas, the corruption score of India, Iran and Nepal also deteriorated by one point and Malaysia’s by two points. On the other hand, an improvement has been noticed in Afghanistan’s and Turkey’s corruption score.