ISLAMABAD: Pakistan ranked 124 out of 180 countries on the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2020 released by the Transparency International (TI). Despite an increased anti-corruption drive in the country, Pakistan has slipped four places from previous year rankings.
In 2020, Pakistan finished on 120 while it was at 117 in 2019.
The rule of law index and varieties of democracy (VDem) has been the main reason for this decline in the rankings, according to Sohail Muzaffar, Chairperson TI Pakistan.
This report comes at a time when National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has recovered Rs 363 billion in the last two years.
Shahbaz Gill, the Special Assistant to Prime Minister said that this report has exposed Pakistani politicians and their corrupt practices. He said that the data taken to calculate this is largely from the time when Pakistan Muslim League was in power. He shared a video message on Twitter and explained about it.