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Gee that's a surprise: Pakistan more corrupt this year than last year

KARACHI: The country may not be performing well in several fields but it has moved up the corruption ladder, from the 42nd rung in 2009 to 34th this year.

According to Transparency Internationalā€™s report for 2010, Pakistan is more corrupt today than it was last year.

The report released here on Tuesday by TI Pakistanā€™s chief Adil Gilani and in Berlin by its president Huguette Labelle said that on a list of 178 countries Pakistan fared worse than Bangladesh and India.

The perception of the most corrupt government was in 1996 when Pakistan had achieved the second position.

Mr Gilani claimed that billions of rupees were siphoned off through corruption which seriously affected the countryā€™s progress.

The report showed that nearly three-fourth of the 178 countries had scored below five on a scale from 0 (perceived to be highly corrupt) to 10, indicating a serious cor


Added: Oct-26-2010 Occurred On: Oct-25-2010
By: Hoorah_
Afghanistan, Middle East
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