Pakistan has demonstrated significant progress in its anti-corruption initiatives, as reflected in its rise by 7 positions in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) for the year 2023. The country now stands at 133, compared to its previous ranking of 140 in 2022. Additionally, there has been a tangible improvement in its CPI score, increasing by 2 points to reach 29 in 2023, up from 27 in 2022. These positive developments underscore the collaborative efforts made across various governmental sectors to effectively address corruption.

Chair of Transparency International Pakistan, Justice (R) Zia Perwez, commended the government’s dedication to enhancing governance and enforcing laws more efficiently. He expressed optimism about the potential for these policies to generate further positive outcomes in the future. Transparency International has highlighted the crucial role of granting autonomy, adequate resources, and transparency to justice systems in the comprehensive fight against corruption.

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Perwez emphasized the imperative for governments to strengthen legal frameworks and procedures, empowering justice institutions in their endeavors to combat corrupt practices effectively.

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