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Pakistan govt rejects report on graft

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SHAFQAT ALI
Published Jan 25, 2020, 1:41 am IST
Updated Jan 25, 2020, 1:41 am IST
Government led by the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) believes the report is biased: Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan.
Imran Khan
 Imran Khan

Islamabad: Pakistan on Friday rejected Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2019.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said the government led by the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) believes the report is biased. Speaking at a news conference in Islamabad, the special assistant said the Transparency International should unveil its sources from where the data was gathered.

 

Earlier, Pakistan’s ranking had dropped to 120 out of 180 countries with a worse score of 32 out of 100, according to the annual CPI released by the Transparency International. In the previous report, Pakistan scored 33 out of 100, which implies that no improvement could be observed in terms of eradication of corruption from the state.

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