It is not too long when the government of Imran khan took the reins of Pakistan’s administration. The basis of Imran’s election manifesto and politics revolved around the notion of eradicating corruption and the improvement of state institutions. Besides, Imran Khan and his ministers articulated on many platforms that corruption is alleviating in the country, and the country is developing on war-footings along with NAB is free to take actions against anyone.
However, the facts suggest otherwise. The recent report published by World Economic Forum says that Pakistan elevated from 107 to 110 in the global competitive index.
Mainly global competitive index based on these 12 pillars:
- Appropriate infrastructure
- Stable macroeconomic framework
- Good health and primary education
- Higher education and training
- Efficient goods markets
- Efficient labor markets
- Developed financial markets
- Ability to harness existing technology
- Market size—both domestic and international
- Production of new and different goods using the most sophisticated production processes
According to the report, the country did poorer than the previous year on pillars of freedom of press and corruption but notably advanced its ranking on lessening organized crimes and guaranteeing judicial independence. Besides, life expectancy has dropped by six months to 58 years.
On the corruption index, the ranking glid from 99 to 101. The question arises that despite utmost efforts against the corruption of Imran Khan-led PTI government, how corruption soared in the country. Moreover, The press freedom ranking shifted from 112 to 116.
Recently, Imran Khan in China praised the government of President Xi for sending 400 ministers into gaols for corruption and alleviating poverty. Prime Minister in china showcased his desire to do the same and put 500 corrupt politicians in jails of Pakistan.
What Imran Khan says is not matching with the World Economic Forum report and even with the actions pf the current government. In the past few months, many corruption charges have put against Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, Shahbaz Sharif, Asif Ali Zardari and many other, but charges are yet to prove!
The elevation in the global competitive index and significantly in corruption index has made stormed social media. People on social media are reacting heavily against Imran Khan nad “Naya Pakistan”.
Sadly, corruption did not end in 90 days!
— Better Pakistan (@nasirghuman) October 9, 2019
Yes, when Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari, according to PTI the corruption kings, are in Jail, then who is doing corruption now?
When corruption kings Nawaz Sharif and Zardari are in jail , then why corruption is not decreasing but it is increasing .
It means some more corrupt than Nawaz Sharif and Zardari are in Imran Khan ‘ govt….#CorruptNayaPakistan pic.twitter.com/AHX2R6tXwG
— Yildrim Beyazid (@ZeeYildrim) October 10, 2019
Does NAB only apprehend opposition, this guy has painted a picture of the current scenario!
Corruption starts from top and work its ways down. If top is corrupt everyone fall into line. Leadership and power are paradoxical issue. You need it to take advantages and you r taking all perks. #CorruptNayaPakistan pic.twitter.com/wQVh5gjv9t
— Muzamil (@MuzzamilEjaz) October 9, 2019
The performance of the PTI government in the last one year is quite dismal. Besides, the economy is dwindling and social sectors are not improving. Indeed, the World Economic Forum report is an eye-opener for the PTI government.