Pakistani passport has been ranked as the fourth least desirable in a 2017 passports index for the wealthy and well-traveled.

The Nomad Passport Index ranks 199 citizenships and passports on five factors, more than any other passport index.

It shows the best citizenships in the world to hold on the basis of visa-free travel, international taxation, perception, dual citizenship and personal freedom.

The five factors and their weightage are:

  1. Visa-free travel – 50% of ranking
  2. Taxation – 20% of ranking
  3. Perception – 10% of ranking
  4. Dual citizenship – 10% of ranking
  5. Overall freedom – 10% of ranking

Pakistan, at Number 196, is ranked only behind Afghanistan, Iraq and Eritrea. Pakistani neighbour India ranks at 160 while China ranks at 164.

In an earlier index by Henley, Pakistani passport came out as second worst for international travel after Afghanistan.

Whoever is responsible in Pakistan and can fix this ranking needs to act now.

Sweden has topped the most desirable passports index while Afghanistan has been ranked the least desirable passport.

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Rankings of some other popular destinations for Pakistanis, countries in South Asia and GCC are given below:

Canada 14

UK 16

Australia 16

Japan 19

Malaysia 29

US 35

UAE 70

Turkey 88

Qatar 97

Bahrain 105

Thailand 111

Saudi Arabia 113

Indonesia 136

India 160

China 164

Egypt 166

Bangladesh 175

Iran 191

See also, some other indices on Pakistan:

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Pakistan 11th strongest military in the world

Pakistan ranks 11th worst in Global Hunger Index

Pakistan among top 10 global improvers in World Bank’s 2017 Doing Business rankings

Pakistan at $300B is world’s 40th largest economy

Pakistan beats India in economic freedom ranking

Pakistan 92nd in world happiness index

Pakistan at rock bottom in Human Capital Index

Pakistan ranks 5th in terrorism-affected countries list

Pakistan world’s 14th most fragile country

Will Pakistan risk falling behind when S Asia ups economic game

Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nigeria 3 polio endemic countries

Pakistan #106 in Good Country Index

Pakistan 20th most powerful in 2017 ranking of best countries

91% Pakistanis have access to drinking water: Unicef/WHO

Pakistan 65th most vulnerable country to face climate change

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While most indexes compare only a passport holder’s ability to travel freely, citizens of different countries deal with far different requirements to pay tax, live freely and avoid scrutiny when traveling.

The Nomad Passport Index (you can watch a video too) shows the true value of citizenship in each country from the perspective of a high-achieving citizen who wants the freedom to minimise their tax obligations, diversify their wealth, and travel freely without judgment.

Download the full Index PDF here. Check out a Bloomberg report here.


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