Corruption and credibility

Corruption and credibility

The Corruption Perception Index, released annually by Transparency International, once again gives an indication of how dismal Pakistan’s efforts at fighting the scourge of corruption have been. We have the same score – 32 – as last year, which places us at a ranking of 117 out of 180 countries. It is worth noting that the CPI does not measure actual corruption in a country. Rather, it compiles its scores based on surveys and data from international organisations. What the CPI shows is that internationally Pakistan’s reputation as a country is dismal. Among the indices used by the CPI are the assessments released by the World Bank, and indexes compiled by respected NGOs like the World Justice Project. The CPI shows there is a

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