What's new

Pakistan drops three spots on global Corruption Perceptions Index 2019

Devil Soul

ELITE MEMBER
Jun 28, 2010
22,926
45
29,018
Country
Pakistan
Location
Pakistan
Pakistan drops three spots on global Corruption Perceptions Index 2019
Amin AhmedJanuary 23, 2020
Facebook Count
Twitter Share

0

Pakistan was assigned a score of 32, a point lower than its score of 33 on the 2018 index. — Reuters/File
Pakistan ranked 120 out of 180 countries in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2019 released by Transparency International on Thursday, slipping by three spots from the previous year's ranking despite increased anti-corruption efforts.

On a scale of zero (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean), Pakistan was assigned a score of 32, a point lower than its score of 33 on the 2018 index and well below the global average of 43.

The CPI ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, drawing on 13 expert assessments and surveys of business executives.

According to Transparency International Pakistan (TIP) Chairman Sohail Muzaffar, on clarification sought against the lowering of Pakistan’s score by one point on CPI 2019, the Transparency International Secretariat explained that many countries have not performed well this year.

ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER AD
Many developed countries including Canada, France, United Kingdom and Denmark have scored less than last year, though Denmark attained the first rank on CPI 2019.

In the index, the average score for Asia-Pacific is 45 out of 100, showing Afghanistan as 'highly corrupt' with a score of 16. New Zealand was on the top of the ranking in the region with a score of 87 followed by Singapore ranked fourth with a score of 85.





TIP Chairman Muzaffar said that the National Accountability Bureau under its present chairman has performed much better, and NAB was rejuvenated after it took various initiatives, including adopting the combined investigation team (CIT) system, in order to have collective wisdom in the conduct of inquiries or investigations on merit. NAB has collected Rs153 billion from corrupt elements and filed 530 references and its overall conviction ratio in the accountability courts is about 70 per cent, the statement noted.

Analysis shows that countries that perform well on the CPI also have stronger enforcement of campaign finance regulations and broader range of political consultation, a press release issued by Transparency International Pakistan said. Countries where campaign finance regulations are comprehensive and systematically enforced have an average score of 70 on the CPI, whereas countries where such regulations either don’t exist or are poorly enforced score an average of just 34 and 35, respectively.

“The lack of real progress against corruption in most countries is disappointing and has profound negative effects on citizens around the world,” said Patricia Moreira, Managing Director of Transparency International. “To have any chance of ending corruption and improving peoples’ lives, we must tackle the relationship between politics and big money. All citizens must be represented in decision making.”

Countries in which elections and political party financing are open to undue influence from vested interests are less able to combat corruption, the analysis of the results finds.

“Frustration with government corruption and lack of trust in institutions speaks to a need for greater political integrity,” said Delia Ferreira Rubio, chair of Transparency International. “Governments must urgently address the corrupting role of big money in political party financing and the undue influence it exerts on our political systems.”

More than two-thirds of countries score below 50, with an average score of only 43. Since 2012, only 22 countries have significantly improved their scores including Estonia, Greece and Guyana. Twenty-one have significantly declined including Australia, Canada and Nicaragua.

Transparency International research shows several of the most advanced economies cannot afford to be complacent if they are to keep up their anti-corruption momentum. Four G7 countries score lower than last year: Canada (-4), France (-3), the UK (-3) and the US (-2). Germany and Japan have seen no improvement, while Italy gained one point.

To reduce corruption and restore trust in politics, Transparency International has called on governments to control political financing to prevent excessive money and influence in politics in addition to tackling preferential treatment to ensure budgets and public services are not driven by personal connects or bias towards special interests.

Governments should also manage conflicts of interest and address “revolving doors”; regulate lobbying activities by promoting open and meaningful access to decision-making and strengthen electoral integrity; and prevent and sanction misinformation campaigns.

They should empower citizens, protect activists, whistleblowers and journalists, and reinforce checks and balances and promote separation of powers, the watchdog has said
 

FalconStar

FULL MEMBER
Jun 24, 2018
1,157
3
3,150
Country
Pakistan
Location
United Kingdom
For people with no basic understanding of how this works. The ranking decreased as more corruption cases are registered in this previous year compared to the preceding years. As in crime index a city goes down the ranking when more crime is reported.

In previous governments term corruption was not being reported and when something is not brought on record it obviously gives the illusion of being less corrupt.
These international agencies don't go door to door asking for people's opinion, they just take the official record provided by the country's Statistics department and give their rankings based on that.

Just use your own mind and stop believing every single lie being peddled by this fake news media.
They thrive on anarchy, no one's interested in watching news on a good day. People watch news to know more about something bad or terrible. And when their's nothing bad happening, news media make something up.
 
Last edited:

Yaseen1

ELITE MEMBER
Apr 1, 2014
9,408
-5
8,718
Country
Pakistan
Location
Pakistan
the real matter of concern is that we lost alot of money in anti corruption proceedings in last 3 yrs and public have become poor but result is negative,it would be much better if our establishment not carried out this fake drama which wasted nation wealth and time
 

Path-Finder

ELITE MEMBER
Feb 7, 2013
18,771
1
26,932
Country
Pakistan
Location
United Kingdom
Why curse Nawaz if Imran's administration is even worse?
afterall india invested heavily in nawaj sharif.

the real matter of concern is that we lost alot of money in anti corruption proceedings in last 3 yrs and public have become poor but result is negative,it would be much better if our establishment not carried out this fake drama which wasted nation wealth and time
so public became poor because corruption was investigated? I have heard some pretty implausible things but this one is new!
 

Yaseen1

ELITE MEMBER
Apr 1, 2014
9,408
-5
8,718
Country
Pakistan
Location
Pakistan
when fake anticorruption proceedings take place it damages trust of investors and businessmen which lead to poverty and joblessness
afterall india invested heavily in nawaj sharif.


so public became poor because corruption was investigated? I have heard some pretty implausible things but this one is new!
 

Path-Finder

ELITE MEMBER
Feb 7, 2013
18,771
1
26,932
Country
Pakistan
Location
United Kingdom
when opposition parties who are accused of corruption decide fate of coas extension then what else evidence needed regarding fake anti corruption proceedings
that has to be the biggest load of corc. don't provide any evidence of how you have gotten unexpectedly rich like pharaoh from being a kabaria to owning a broken down cinema. BUT COAS extension proves that it was all for nothing.
 

FuturePAF

SENIOR MEMBER
Dec 17, 2014
2,863
17
3,423
Country
Pakistan
Location
United States
Institutions need to be built up and held above the political fray.
now that the Prime Minster has laid out the damage corruption has caused to the nation, NAB should take over and the Prime Minister should focus on building up the institutions that will prevent corruption from continuing anymore.

Based on Transparency International's recommendation, IMHO;
1. All political financing should be public. Anyone that wants to run for office needs to be cleared (financial records given to NAB for at least the past 5-7 years) from any corruption charges before being allowed to run.
2. Politicians need to present records of business deals going back 5-7 years to prevent politicians being bias for a special interest group or organization.
3. Budgets and public services should be allocated in a transparent and public manner, with a 90 day period open to the public for review.
4. politicians must disclose conflicts of interests, otherwise face being banned from running for public office.
5. ex-government, ex-military, ex-industry people that have been in the government should be banned from lobby for at least 5-7 years.
6. All lobbying efforts should be done in a public manner, on the record, and lobbyists need to register with NAB, or else face criminal penalties.
7. Elections should be on a fixed date, so politicians can not manipulate the system
8. Mis-information campaigns by politicians should be exposed and the politicians punished if they cause malicious harm with lies and rumors.
9. power needs to devolve down to the local level, and only people willing to work within the rules should be allowed to stay in politics.
10. Term limits should be imposed on politicians so that a new crop of leaders from lower levels can advance on merit and the nation can make progress, not just the same old people families staying in politics for generations.
 

FuturePAF

SENIOR MEMBER
Dec 17, 2014
2,863
17
3,423
Country
Pakistan
Location
United States
For example zardari rules for 10 years then bilawal rules for 10 years then asifa and then bakhtawar.
New Politicians should have to start at the local level, and only be allowed to advance if they follow the rules and the people keep voting for them. Bilawal and Zardari are co-chairmen of PPP and hence run for the top job in their party, but the sisters should start at the bottom. If they reach the upper levels after advancing over the decades, it wouldn't be fair to prevent them from running for the top job if they played by the rules all the way up. Its up to the people to either vote for them or against them. This is why an educated public is also key to a strong and stable democracy.

NAB should keep a eye on these corrupt families, and watch the money. If they go outside of the rules these politicians should be banned from running. Then these political families will have to run non-family member politicians, and eventually these corrupt families will just be rich people cut out of the political process. Eventually the nation will recover from the money they have stolen, but the nation will have a system to prevent them from getting back into the political process.
 
Last edited:

Valar.

BANNED
Nov 29, 2017
2,616
-7
6,204
Country
Pakistan
Location
Pakistan
Lahore high court zindabaad.
Yar, previously I used to think that rich fks don't get caught because of corruption and incompetence of law enforcement agencies. Now after what happened, I came to realize that LEA's were lesser corrupts/incompetents. Although, It's a big disappointment but still an eye opener. More like harsh truth VS sweet lie kinda thing.
 

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Total: 1, Members: 0, Guests: 1)

Top