According to a report by the Transparency International, corruption in Pakistan declined over the past year.

Pakistan’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) score improved by two points from 30 to 32 out of 100 countries. In the CPI 2016, the country’s position improved by nine spots to 61 in the list of most corrupt countries among 176 countries, from 52 among 168 countries in 2015.

For the first time since 1996 (when the first CPI was published), Pakistan climbed up from the lowest one-third corrupt countries to the middle one-third countries in 2016.

Pakistan is the second after China in reducing corruption, better than most of its South Asian counterparts.

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