Islamabad: Pakistan’s International Corruption Perception Index (CPI) dropped 16 percentage points to 140th place in 2020, compared to 124th place in 2020.
The Berlin-based nonprofit publishes the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) annually, which ranks 180 countries and territories on the perception of corruption in the public sector based on experts and business people.
Pakistan lost 16 jobs in 2021 compared to 2020 and 20 jobs compared to 2019. In 2020, Pakistan was ranked 124th on the global corruption list and 120th in 2019.
In neighbouring countries, corruption scores in India and Nepal remained unchanged; however, Iran dropped one place and Malaysia dropped five places. On the other hand, Afghanistan dropped 9 places and Turkey dropped 10 places.
Denmark, Finland and New Zealand top the index this year with 88 points. South Sudan, Syria, and Somalia are at the bottom of the chart.