Pakistan is Now More Corrupt Than Before in Latest Transparency International Report

Transparency International’s global report for 2019 shows that Pakistani people think the country is now more corrupt than before.

Transparency International issued its global report on the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) puts Pakistan even lower in 2019 as compared to last year.

It must be noted that Transparency International launches a corruption “perception” index which is not a measure of corruption (considerably harder) in a country. This index measures how corrupt people think public sector institutions are.

According to the report, Pakistan has gone down slightly in the ‘Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2019’, with a score of 32 out of 100 — one point less than the one in 2018 pushing Pakistan down to 120 in the index. Last year it was ranked at 117th. Since 2010, this is the first time Pakistan did worse than before.


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The Corruption Perceptions Index 2019 reveals a staggering number of countries are showing little to no improvement in tackling corruption. The report suggests that reducing big money in politics and promoting inclusive political decision-making are essential to curb corruption.

With doubts over the decisions regarding top politicians who were considered corrupt, Pakistan was bound to go down even further.

The CPI scores 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, according to experts and business people. 100 is very clean while 0 is considered highly corrupt.

This year’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) shows corruption is more prevalent in countries where big money can flow freely into electoral campaigns and where governments listen only to the voices of the wealthy or well-connected individuals.

More than two-thirds of countries scored below 50 on this year’s CPI, with an average score of just 43, said the report.


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Similar to previous years, the data shows that despite some progress, a majority of countries are still failing to tackle public sector corruption effectively.

The countries with the least corruption are:

  1. New Zealand and Denmark (87)
  2. Finland (86)
  3. Singapore (85)
  4. Sweden (85)
  5. Switzerland (85)

The bottom countries are Somalia, South Sudan and Syria with scores of 9, 12 and 13, respectively. These countries are closely followed by Yemen (15), Venezuela (16), Sudan (16), Equatorial Guinea (16) and Afghanistan (16).

”Governments must urgently address the corrupting role of big money in political party financing and the undue influence it exerts on our political systems,” stated Delia Ferreira Rubio Chair Transparency International.

Transparency International globally uses 13 different data sources to construct the Corruption Perceptions Index. However, in Pakistan’s case, surveys from at least 8 international organizations matter which include:

  • World Economic Forum Executive Opinion Survey;
  • World Bank Country Policy and Institutional Assessment;
  • World Justice Project Rule of Law Index;
  • Bertelsmann Stiftung Transformation Index;
  • Economist Intelligence Unit Country Risk Service;
  • Global Insight Country Risk Ratings;
  • IMD World Competitiveness Center World Competitiveness Yearbook Executive Opinion Survey;
  • Varieties of Democracy.

  • Hmmm. Our local media is corrupt, lafafa journalist who are spreading fake new which means we should not believe that Pakistan slipped further in corruption

    But what to do on this news which is published by the farangies (GORA journalist)

    • Haan na, hum doodh se dhulay shareef bachay. Zainab k sath jo hua vo b farangion ne kia tha. Jo new cases weekly basis par aa rahay hain vo b goray farangi Pakistan aa kar kartay hain.

      Ja k apna ilaaj karao chacha. Satak gae ho tum.

  • “I am with Imran Khan. He is the only hope. He is the most beautiful and intelligent person in Pakistan. All other Pakistanis are dumb. They don’t have any leadership skills and they cannot rule. All children that are born are slaves, so they are not the hope for Pakistan.
    So Imran Khan is the only hope as after that Allah has not produced a single leader in Pakistan”. So please keep on worshiping Imran Khan as after him this country will cease to exist.

    Excerpt from the PTI Jiala Diaries.

  • In the article you write
    “It must be noted that Transparency International launches a corruption “perception” index which is not a measure of corruption (considerably harder) in a country.”
    But in headline you say that “Pakistan is Now More Corrupt Than Before”, Isn’t that misleading headline and a huge contradiction?

  • Imm the dim (Kupi taan Kaan aka Zakat Chorr) once famously said “AGR ooper corrupt leader ho to neechay walo ko bhi corruption krne ki azadi mil jati ha”
    Now seeing new transparency int’l report I know exactly what has happened.

    • corrupt in the sense that he miserably failed to manage the team …… jo chahein kar rahe hein aur daily zalil karwate hein ……. kisi per grip nahi I K ki ……. apas mein fighting like dawgs and cattss ……. awam ki a side, b side sab baj rahi hai

  • those people who don’t know how transparency international let me enlighten you and the author

    transparency simply take statistic data from respective department from a country and base their report accordingly if corruption cases are registered more than previous year than country is more corrupt
    we know what were the condition of NAB, FIA, FBR etc in previous era. corruption cases were not even registered against strong entities or someone having relation with mafia while more corruption cases are registered now as those agencies started to work better
    even mention in transparency report that NAB perform better than previous year

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