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Monday, October 20, 2014

Pakistan’s performance disappointing in areas of Civil Justice and Corruption.

Islamabad, October 20, 2014

According to the Rule of Law Index 2014 released by the World Justice Project, Pakistan ranks 91 in the area of absence of corruption and 94 for civil justice, among 99 countries. The WJP Rule of Law Index 2014 is the fourth report in an annual series. This year’s country scores and rankings include the latest data collected and processed by the WJP, based on more than 100,000 household and expert surveys in 99 countries and jurisdictions.

In the Rule of Law Index 2014, countries were given a score ranging from 0 to 1 for each factor, based on the survey results. For Civil Justice, Pakistan managed a score of 0.36 which is the second lowest among its regional peers in South Asia and is ranked at 94 globally. Afghanistan, which is the poorest performing country in Pakistan’s regional group, scored 0.27 with a global ranking of 99. Sri Lanka, which is the highest performing country in Pakistan’s regional group, scored 0.41 with a global ranking of 80.  

For Absence of Corruption, Pakistan managed a score of 0.29 which is again the second lowest among its regional peers in South Asia and is ranked at 91 globally. Afghanistan scored 0.24 with a global ranking of 99. Sri Lanka scored 0.53 with a global ranking of 39. Pakistan’s overall global ranking in the Rule of Law Index 2014 is 96.

Source: World Justice Report
Field work conducted by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association


The Rule of Law Index 2014 was released by the World Justice Project and the fieldwork for the survey in Pakistan was conducted by Gallup Pakistan.  The survey was carried out among a representative sample of 1000 respondents in the three largest cities of Pakistan: Karachi, Lahore and Faisalabad. This data was complemented by assessments from an average of 24 qualified respondents per country, which include professionals with expertise in civil and commercial law, criminal justice, labor law, and public health. The Rule of Law Index 2014 is a public document and is available on the website for the World Justice Project at: http://worldjusticeproject.org/rule-of-law-index.

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