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  • Imran Khan’s lies have been uncovered, says PPP Senator Sherry Rehman shortly after launch of Transparency Worldwide report on corruption
  • Pakistan ranked 124 out of 180 international locations on the Corruption Perceptions Index 2020
  • Shazia Atta Marri of the PPP Parliamentarians says PM has misplaced proper to remain in energy after TI report

Opposition leaders had been fast to criticise the PTI-led authorities shortly after it was revealed that Pakistan’s rating on a worldwide corruption index fell 4 locations.

Corruption in Pakistan is perceived to have elevated in comparison with final 12 months because the nation now ranks 124 out of 180 international locations on a international corruption perceptions checklist ready by the Transparency Worldwide (TI), a world non-governmental organisation based mostly in Berlin.

Pakistan misplaced 4 positions in 2020 in comparison with 2019 and 7 positions in comparison with 2018. In 2019, Pakistan ranked one hundred and twentieth on the worldwide corruption checklist and 117 in 2018.

Imran Khan’s claims to finish corruption based mostly on lies: Sherry Rehman

PPP Senator Sherry Rehman mentioned Prime Minister Imran Khan’s claims to finish corruption had been based mostly on lies.

Learn extra: Pakistan slides in Transparency Worldwide’s corruption notion rankings

She mentioned corruption is on the rise throughout this authorities’s tenure and that Pakistan dropping a number of locations on the worldwide corruption index is a query mark on the PTI authorities’s efficiency.

Pakistan has dropped down seven locations on the checklist since this authorities got here to energy, she mentioned, including that the world is now watching the story of the federal government’s wrath of corruption.

“The focus is on NAB and the government’s political opponents, not corruption,” Rehman mentioned.

Imran Khan has no ethical proper to remain in energy: Shazia Marri

PPP Parliamentarians Secretary Info Shazia Atta Marri mentioned that previously, PM Khan used to wave transparency experiences and ask governments to go house. 

Learn extra: Pakistan sees slight enchancment in international corruption index

Till 2018, Imran Khan by no means bought uninterested in wailing over the Transparency Worldwide experiences, she mentioned, including that PM Khan has misplaced the ethical legitimacy to remain in energy after at the moment’s report.

“How many references did the NAB make on the corruption of the federal government that has been going on for the last two-and-a-half years?” she requested.

TI used previous knowledge, says authorities

In the meantime, Particular Assistant to Prime Minister of Pakistan on Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill defended the federal government after Pakistan’s rating was revealed on the worldwide corruption checklist.

He mentioned TI has once more uncovered Pakistan’s leaders and their corruption. The prime minister’s aide mentioned if one had been to take the information sources out, he.she is going to discover outdated knowledge has been used to calculate Pakistan’s score.

He gave an instance of the World Financial institution knowledge cited in by TI which has been printed in 2017. He mentioned this implies the information for a 2017 publication should have been collected earlier than 2017. He confirmed one other knowledge supply from 2018.

He mentioned this corruption notion report, thus, is from the final tenure of the Pakistan Muslim League -Nawaz authorities.

You may hearken to Gill’s full assertion right here.

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