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Transparency Int’l urges UK govt to probe Sharif’s London properties

LONDON: Transparency International, a global anti-corruption body, has urged the British government authorities to initiate probe into four properties of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in London. The TI statement comes after an accountability court in Pakistan convicted Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz for having properties in UK beyond known sources of income. Transparency International Pakistan, which combats corruption around the world and prevents related criminal activities, said an official probe needs to…

Pakistan ranked 117 out of 180 countries on global corruption index

The annual Corruption Perceptions Index, released by Transparency International (TI), has ranked Pakistan 117 out of 180 countries in its latest report, indicating the country’s static position comparing to 2016 on the global watchdog list. According to report, more than two-thirds of the world’s nations have high levels of corruption. Pakistan has received 32 score in the latest rankings of 2017 – while in 2016 the country had similar points on the TI index. The global watchdog list shows Pakistan is improving score…

Transparency International calls for probe into Sharif’s Avenfield properties under UK law

LONDON: Problems for ousted premier Nawaz Sharif apparently seemed escalating as Transparency International (TI), an INGO, called for a probe into five controversial properties in the United Kingdom, including Sharif’s Avenfield flats in London. The TI incorporated Sharif’s London properties in the list of controversial properties, which has been handed over to the UK law enforcement agencies. According to a press release issued by the INGO, the UK law enforcement agencies have been called for an immediate…

India has the highest bribery rate in Asia-Pacific region

India has the highest bribery rate in the Asia Pacific region where nearly seven in 10 people who had accessed public services had paid a bribe, said a report by the Transparency International. The report titled ‘People and Corruption: Asia Pacific – Global Corruption Barometer’ is one of the most extensive survey of its kind involving 21,861 people in sixteen countries, regions and territories across the Asia Pacific region between July 2015 and January 2017 about their perceptions and experiences of corruption. The…

Pakistan among top Asia Pacific countries with highest bribery rate: report

BANGKOK: Pakistan has the fourth highest bribery rate among the 16 Asia Pacific countries surveyed by Transparency International. Contrast this with the least corrupt country - Japan, where only 0.2% of the respondents reported paying a bribe. The report by Berlin-based TI surveyed more than 20,000 people in 16 countries in 2016 spanning the Asia Pacific region from Pakistan to Australia. More than a quarter of people living in Asia had to pay a bribe while trying to access a public service in the past year, a watchdog…

Corruption declines in Pakistan last year, says TI report

ISLAMABAD: The Transparency International (TI) report has stated that corruption in Pakistan has declined over the past year, ARY News reported. Transparency International has released its Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2016, which shows improved CPI rankings of Pakistan. According to the CPI 2016, Pakistan's score has gone from 30 to 32 points and has been ranked at 116th place in the index. The report also mentioned that the country needs to make more efforts despite the improvement. The corruption watchdog…