Pakistan’s ranking in corruption perceptions index shows little change: report

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan ranks 117 out of the 180 countries, according to the Corruption Perceptions Index 2017, released by the Transparency International on Wednesday.

Pakistan’s position has not changed much from 2016 when the country was ranked 116 out of 176 countries, reports a local English daily.

Pakistan’s score is 32 in 2017, which shows that not a lot has changed from the previous year when the score was 32. The index uses a scale of zero to 100, where zero is highly corrupt and 100 is very clear and ranks countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption.

According to the index, not many countries have been successful in their efforts of curbing terrorism despite numerous efforts in the last six years or so. Further analysis of the index results indicates that countries with the lowest protections for the press and NGOs also tend to have the worst rates of corruption.