Corruption in Pakistan increased more than Afghanistan: Transparency International reveals

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Corruption in Pakistan is higher than in Afghanistan as Transparency International (TI) released its annual report on Thursday, which shows that the corruption situation in Pakistan worsened in 2020.

According to the 2020 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), corruption is damaging the healthcare system and contributing to the democratic backwardness of COVID-19 epidemics. Countries that perform well on the index invest more in healthcare, are better able to provide health coverage globally, and adhere to democratic principles and institutions or the rule of law.

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Chairman Transparency International Pakistan Chapter Sohail Muzaffar said that Pakistan is ranked 124th out of 180 countries in 2020 CPI. “Pakistan’s score has lowered to 31/100 this year from 32/100 in 2019,” he said. He said that this was despite the extraordinary efforts of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) which claimed to have collected Rs 363 billion in the last two years, and the Public Accounts Committee claimed that it had received Rs 300 billion in the last two years, “said Sohail Muzaffar.

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Pakistan’s federal government has refused to accept Transparency International’s corruption report. Claiming that the figures in the report are from the previous government. Government ministers claimed, citing a report by Transparency International. The data on which it compiled they collected it in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Reacting to Transparency International’s report, Shahbaz Gul, Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan, said that the report bases entirely on feedback. According to him, Transparency International has included data from its report when their government was not there.

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