New story: Pakistani passport ranked second worst for international travel
Pakistan’s green passport ranks at No 71, according to Passport Index website, which ranks each country’s passport power.
Pakistani passport-holders can travel to 46 countries visa-free.
The world’s No 1 power passports are: UK and USA, with 147 visa-free countries.
Germany, South Korea and France are world’s No 2 power passports, with 145 visa-free countries.
Italy and Sweden are world’s No 3 power passports, with 144 visa-free countries.
Pakistanis to receive visa-on-arrival in Bahrain from January
Pakistanis are now eligible to apply for Bahrain eVisas
Saudi men banned from marrying Pakistani women
You can see the full list here. Interactive.
You can also watch a short video by KU’s The Independent newspaper on world’s powerful passports here. It uses a different criteria.
See also: Everything else we reported on Pakistan and its future (links below)
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Bloomberg on Pakistan’s economic revival, construction boom
Next year, Pakistan may upgrade to emerging-market status: WSJ
You can now import planes & spares tax-free
Naya Pakistan: Travel from Pindi to Islamabad in 20¢ in wifi-ed AC bus
Rs 165B Orange Line Metro Train approved for Lahore
Green Line train from Islamabad to Karachi with free wifi
Rs15B Green Line metro bus project for Karachi announced
No ordinary day as international cricket returns to Pakistan
Pakistan is the world’s fastest-growing Muslim economy: The Economist
Pakistan is enjoying a rare period of optimism: The Economist
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Pakistan 15th most powerful military in the world
Good news: Terrorist attacks decreased in Pakistan in 2014
Pakistan world’s least expensive country: WB
As S Asia ups economic game, Pakistan risks falling behind: WSJ. The question is why?
Pakistan at rock bottom in Human Capital Index 2015
Number of nuclear warheads down worldwide, up in S Asia
Pakistan ranks poorly on Global Innovation Index 2014
In Pakistan, electricity shortages & crime are two biggest problems
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Sorry state of medical practice in Pakistan
Also see some other indices:
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Pakistan is world’s 9th least peaceful country: 2014 GPI
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Pakistan 3rd least safe country in Global Competitiveness Report 2014-15
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