Pakistan slips four places in corruption index Opposition slams PTI government, PM Imran

Pakistan Observer

Pakistan has slipped by four points on Transparency International’s (TI) Corruption Perceptions Index and stood at 124 in comparison to 120th position in 2019. The rankings issued by Transparency International also showered loads of praise on the National Accountability Bureau.

The National Accountability Bureau in a circular issued said, “Transparency International in its latest report once again appreciates NAB’s efforts. NAB welcomes TI report and vow to catch big fishes to justice.
“A total of Rs714 billion were recovered including Rs487 billion in the last three years,” a NAB spokesperson said.

According to the TI report, Pakistan’s score is 31 out of 100 and the country is ranked at 124 out of 180 countries and the score has increased four times since 2012.
Transparency International tweeted the new corruption index report and said, “Out Now! We analysed 180 countries to see how they scored in the fight against #corruption. Check out your country’s score now.”

Opposition leaders were quick to criticise the PTI-led government shortly after it was revealed that Pakistan’s ranking on a global corruption index fell four places.
Reacting to the report, Pakistan Muslim League-N Spokesperson Maryam Aurangzeb said that the TI report is global proof of the corruption of the Imran Khan government corruption.

“The selected government has failed on every front and only made progress in corruption, commission and theft, Congratulations Imran Sahib,” she further added.

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