PM Imran Khan says PTI government has taken maximum steps against corruption in the country

Prime Minister Imran Khan. — afp/file

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the current government has taken the highest number of steps against corruption in the history of the country.

His remarks came during the federal cabinet meeting held in Islamabad on Tuesday.

During the meeting, the premier discussed Transparency International’s latest Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI 2021), on which Pakistan has slipped further.

He rejected the opposition and their criticism, saying that instead of facing corruption cases, “they” [the Opposition leaders] fled the country and was making excuses for unnecessary delay in court cases.

PM Imran Khan said that it has been decided to take effective follow-up action in the courts for speedy disposal of corruption cases.

A Transparency International report on Tuesday showed that Pakistan’s rank has dropped 16 places to 140 from 124 out of 180 countries. In CPI 2021, Pakistan scored 28 runs out of 100.

The organization said, “The index, which ranks 180 countries and territories based on perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and businessmen, uses a scale of zero to 100, where zero is highly corrupt and 100 is very corrupt.” It is clean.”