It could not get any worse.
Pakistani nationality is ranked as the second least valuable nationality in the world after Afghanistan.
Pakistani nationality now ranks only second to Afghanistan in a Quality of Nationality Index (QNI) ranking of 161 nations of the world on ‘External Value of Nationality’ measure.
The QNI list is released by consultancy Henley & Partners every year.
Our ‘General QNI’ ranking is 153 out of 161, which makes us world’s 9th least valuable nationality. As a comparison, even Myanmar (formerly Burma) is ahead of us at 143.
In ‘Travel Freedom’ measure, our score is second from the bottom. See this: Pakistani passport ranked second worst for international travel
See also, some other indices on Pakistan:
Below is our General QNI ranking over the past five years:
You can see how continuously every year, we slipped into more isolation, with world not wanting to do anything with us.
If there are any individuals, think-tanks or institutions watching this, they may need to consider where we are heading and what message of low self esteem we are giving to the next generations of Pakistanis.
See also our External Value of Nationality score over the past five years:
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Germany tops the world ranking
According to a report, the QNI top spot out of 161 nations went to Germany. The country scored high for its stability, the health, education and standard of living enjoyed by its citizens, and the ease with which Germans can move, work and settle in other stable economies.
The report takes into account “internal factors” such as a country’s human development (measured using the UNDP Human Development Index that ranks countries on health, education and standard of living); its economic strength (a country’s GDP measured at purchasing power, as determined by the IMF); and its levels of peace and stability (based on figures from the annual Global Peace Index).
The “external factors” it considered include the freedom of both traveling to and settling in a country. The QNI also used measures of “diversity of travel freedom” – that is, the number of destinations that a nation’s citizens can travel to without needing a visa.
European nations dominated the top 20 spots. The UK came in at 11th place – and the consultancy estimates that the country would fall to 30th place if it leaves the EU.
In 28th place is the United States. It ranked highly for its economic strength and levels of human development, but fell down on peace and stability, owing to the country’s mid-level ranking on the Global Peace Index.
Other neighboring country ranks:
Sri Lanka 129
Pakistan: The brighter side: