Transparency International’s Pakistan chapter made a clarification regarding Pakistan’s three spot slip stating that it did not reflect an increase of decrease in corruption. A statement quoted TI Pakistan Chairman Advocate Sohail Muzzafar as saying that the score falling from 33 to 32 was “within the standard margin of error”. He pointed out that score lowered from 88 to 87 for Denmark, which was least corrupt country in 2018 and 2019.
Muzzafar said the statement had been issued to set the record straight. “A number of politicians, TV channels and newspapers have misreported the CPI [Corruption Perceptions Index] report, and given false figures [sic] trying to damage the reputation of Pakistan,” he added. Certain segments of the media, he added, were quoting data from 2018 index.
Source: Express Tribune