ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: In the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2016, Pakistan has been ranked 116 in the list of most corrupt countries among 176 countries.
In a report revealed on Wednesday, the Transparency International (TI) said that the corruption in Pakistan has declined over the past year while according to the CPI 2016, Pakistan’s CPI score has improved by two points from 30 to 32 out of 100.
Pakistan’s rank in the CPI has improved by nine spots to 116 in the list of most corrupt countries among 176 countries in 2016, from 52 among 168 countries in 2015.
For the first time since 1996 (when the first CPI was published), Pakistan climbed up from the lowest one-third corrupt countries to the middle one-third countries in 2016.
Pakistan fared better than most of its South Asian counterparts, coming in second after China in reducing corruption.
Each year Transparency International scores countries on how corrupt their public sectors are seen after capturing the informed views of analysts, business people and experts in countries around the World.