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2nd July 2020

Transparency International Pakistan releases a report on Pakistan’s progress on SDG16

Karachi, Thursday July 02, 2020: Transparency International Pakistan has issued a country report on Sustainable Development Goal 16. The report is based on the SDG16 Monitoring Methodology consisting of 175 indicators and is developed by Transparency International Secretariat. Chairman TI Pakistan, Mr. Sohail Muzaffar said “Goal 16 is a cross-cutting goal as it emphasizes on the critical importance of governance, strong institutions and justice as pre-requisite for overall development and progress of any country. The key findings of this report highlight that the incumbent government has undertaken relevant reforms which are in line with the targets of Goal 16. However, there are important policy areas which need improvement”. He further highlighted that this report provides an independent appraisal of Pakistan’s progress towards four SDG targets linked to Goal 16 – 16.4 (illicit financial and arms flows), 16.5 (reduce bribery and other forms

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19th May 2020

Sindh Government makes Coronavirus related procurements most Transparent in Pakistan

During these extraordinary times, the governments’ world over are spending billions of dollars on coronavirus-related procurement on emergency basis, bypassing Competitive bidding. Such procurements are highly risky and open to corruption. It is therefore critically important that procurements without competitive bidding are done at market prices and are transparent. Though the procurement rules allow procurement on Direct Contracting during the Covid-19 emergency, Transparency International Pakistan has been advocating by urging the provincial and the federal governments in Pakistan to make all Covid-19 related contract information publicly available on the Procurement Regulatory Authority’s website so that prices are known to public, whereby public can scrutinize any overpriced purchase by comparing prices between different departments.

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26th January 2020

Transparency International – Pakistan Clarification on CPI 2019

Karachi 26 January, 2020: Chairman Transparency International Pakistan Advocate Sohail Muzzafar has said that CPI 2019 has not declared that in 2019 Corruption has increased in Pakistan. And Lowering of Pakistan Score by one does not reflect any increase or decrease in Corruption as it is within the standard margin of error which is 2.46% , and is the case of score lowered from 88 to 87 for Denmark, which is least corrupt country in 2018 as well as 2019. A number of politicians, TV channels and newspapers have misreported the CPI Report, and given false figures trying to damage the reputation of Pakistan. In order to set the record right, this press release is being issued. Following are the clarifications on mis-reporting on CPI 2019 in media. 1. Out of 8 sources used in Pakistan CPI, data of 2016/17 is used by Bertelsmann Stiftung Transformation Index 2020 Code

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26th August 2019

Press Release on TI Pakistan appreciates NAB effective anticorruption efforts under Chairman Justice Javed Iqbal

Karachi, Monday 26 August 2019: Chairman TI Pakistan Sohail Muzaffar, has stated that under the dynamic leadership of Honourable Mr. Justice Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB, anticorruption drive in last 20 months has resulted in an excellent impact much needed since its inception, with record direct and indirect recovery of Rs 71 Billion and filing of over 600 corruption references in the respected Accountability Courts during the present regime of 20 months, which is unprecedented in the history of Pakistan. Chairman TI Pakistan said it is on account of over 51 years judicial experience of Honourable Mr. Justice Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB, the only Chairman NAB who has held the office of acting Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan in 2007. NAB since its inception has played a very vital role in eradication of corruption and to recover looted money from corrupt

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