Pakistan slumps down at corruption list

Pakistan has slumped down on the corruption list from 34th position to 42 due to the honest efforts of Zardari and co. Pakistan scored 2.5 in corruption which is far less than previous year as the figures were more woeful during that period with
2.3. The comprehensive difference of .2 has helped Pakistan to become less corrupt country than 41 others. Earlier, it was on 34th position among the corrupt nations.

According to the statics released by Transparency International, Pakistan is standing on 42nd number as far as corruption in the country is concerned. These are the encouraging stats for Pakistan as it has managed to eliminate the menace of corruption
much effectively than two neighbouring countries of Afghanistan and India. India, in the meanwhile, could control the damage to 0.2% whereas Afghanistan showed the improvement of just 0.1%.

However, this progress has been overshadowed by ongoing corruption cases–the NICL, RPP and 2010 Hajj scandal in which the Supreme Court affected recoveries of billions of rupees.

Among the other nations, China went up by 0.1 with its score of 3.6 this year.

The US was scored 7.1 on the list which was the same as last year, while UK improved by 0.2 with a CPI score of 7.8.

Commenting on current situation of corruption stats, the chairman Transparency International, Huguette Labelle said that, “This year we have seen corruption on protestors’ banners be they rich or poor. Whether in a Europe hit by debt crisis or an Arab world
starting a new political era, leaders must heed the demands for better government.

Whereas the managing director of TI, Cobus de Swardt added that, “2011 saw the movement for greater transparency take on irresistible momentum, as citizens around the world demand accountability from their governments. High-scoring countries show that over
time efforts to improve transparency can, if sustained, be successful and benefit their people.”