Pakistan is less corrupt than last year. This is good news. What’s the bad news?
The 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) Report is released today.
First, the bad news.
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Now, the good news.
Pakistan is the only country among the five Saarc nations that improved its CPI rank and score this year (9-point improvement in rank and one-point increase in score).
The other four countries scored the same or less points as compared to the score in CPI 2014.
Pakistan in 2014: CPI rank: 126 | CPI score: 29
Pakistan in 2015: CPI rank: 117 | CPI score: 30
Lower rank = Less corrupt | Higher score = Cleaner from corruption
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Pakistani passport ranked second worst for international travel
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Peshawar is the world’s second most polluted city
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Pakistan is the world’s fastest-growing Muslim economy: The Economist
Pakistan outperforms 26 frontier and emerging markets in 2016: Bloomberg
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Pakistan GDP set to grow by 5.3% by 2020: IMF
$10B TAPI natural gas pipeline to be operational in 2020
Pakistan petrol prices 18th lowest in the world
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Full, in-depth report on last year’s Pakistan ranking and previous years’ scores here:
Good! Pakistan no more among the most corrupt in the world
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We are better off than these comparison countries (see above):
We are worse than these comparison countries (see above and below):
Sri Lanka 83
Saudi Arabia 48
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