Lahore, June 25 : A latest World Bank report has revealed that by the end of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's regime, i.e. in 2007, governance in the country hit its lowest ebb as compared to a decade ago.
The report titled 'Governance Matters VII' stated that in terms of political stability, violence/ terrorism, government effectiveness, regulatory quality, rule of law and control of corruption, governance in Pakistan was better in 1998 than in 2007.
In fact, Pakistan's governance level was much lower than India and China and in some cases even below Bangladesh, The News quoted it as saying.
Each of the governance indicators was evaluated on a scale of plus and minus 2.5. Positive 2.5 indicates highest level of governance and negative 2.5 represents lowest level of governance. Pakistan fell in the negative zone in all the above governance indicators that call for massive reforms in all spheres of life, said the report.
According to the report, in 1998 Pakistan's score was -1.33, which increased to the extreme of -2.44 in 2007.
India's score -0.38 was adjudged best in Asia, while China that is accused of human rights violations, scored worst at -1.70.
Pakistan scored the worst on the political stability and absence of violence indicator that measures perceptions of the likelihood that the government will be destabilised or overthrown by unconstitutional or violent means, including politically-motivated violence and terrorism. The political stability in Pakistan has never been ideal. In 1998, its score was -1.33 that increased to -2.44 in 2007, added the report.