Corruption has increased in Pakistan as compared to previous year: Transparency International

Pakistan's rank has fallen 16 places to 140 from 124 out of 180 countries in Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI 2021)

Corruption has increased in Pakistan as compared to previous year: Transparency International

Pakistan has slipped further in Transparency International's latest Corruption Perception Index (CPI 2021). Transparency International has placed Pakistan at the 140th position out of 180 countries. Pakistan's rank has fallen 16 places to 140 from 124 out of 180 countries and scored 28 out of 100, Transparency International's report showed Tuesday.

"The index, which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and businesspeople, uses a scale of zero to 100, where zero is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean," the organisation said.

The CPI is a global watchdog index that rates countries "based on their perceived levels of public sector corruption, as judged by expert assessments and opinion surveys." 

During the PTI's three-year tenure, graft levels have risen across the country, despite the fact that the party campaigned on an anti-corruption stance.