Pakistan’s ranking in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2014 has improved. It now ranks 29 as opposed to 28 last year and 27 the year before.
Transparency International (TI), which released the report, has expressed the hope that Islamabad will work more vigorously to combat the menace, says Dawn.
Pakistan’s 2014 CPI score is 29 out of 100. Its ranking is 126 among 175 countries as the best.
The country has never achieved this distinction since the first CPI was issued in 1995.
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Denmark is No 1 (the cleanest) and Somalia (174) is the most corrupt, according to TI.
Pakistan had secured the score of 28 and was ranked 127th among 177 countries in 2013, according to Berlin-based nonprofit organisation committed to promoting accountability, integrity and transparency.
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Transparency International (TI) annual scoring of Pakistan:
10/100 in 1996
25/100 in 1997
27/100 in 1998
22/100 in 1999
No report in 2000
23/100 in 2001
26/100 in 2002
25/100 in 2003
21/100 in 2004
21/100 in 2005
22/100 in 2006
24/100 in 2007
25/100 in 2008
24/100 in 2009
23/100 in 2010
25/100 in 2011
27/100 in 2012
28/100 in 2013
29/100 in 2014
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