ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)- senior leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that Transparency International (TI) report has exposed the PTI government.

Addressing a press conference, Abbasi said that the person who used to call others thieves has now been declared a thief by Transparency International. Inflation and corruption has reached a record high in Pakistan, he added.

The PML-N leader said that people are suffering from the government’s incompetence and corruption.

Earlier, Pakistan has slipped by 16 points on the international Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) and stands at 140th position in comparison to 124th position in 2020.

The Berlin-based non-profit releases the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) every year, ranking 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and business people.

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Pakistan lost 16 positions in 2021 compared to 2020 and 20 positions compared to 2019. In 2020, Pakistan ranked 124th on the global corruption list and 120 in 2019.

In neighboring countries, the corruption score of India and Nepal remained unchanged; however Iran is down by one position Malaysia by five. On the other hand, Afghanistan declined by 9 and Turkey’s by 10 positions.

Denmark, Finland and New Zealand topped the index this year, with 88 points each. South Sudan, Syria, Somalia and are at the bottom of the chart.