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Pakistan's Ranking on various International Indexes

Below is a list of some very popular world indexes and Pakistan's ranking on these.

Pakistan Ranking on Various Global Indexes
Index
Ranking/ Total
Source
Year
66/224
CIA World Fact book
2016
55/223
CIA World Fact book
2016
173/216
World Bank
2016
26/229
CIA World Fact book
2016
115/137
World Economic Forum
2018
144/190
World Bank
2017
10/233
CIA World Fact book
2016
57/172
CIA World Fact book
2016
117/180

Transparency International

2017
110/167

Economist Intelligence Unit

2017
147/188
World Economic Forum
2015
Passport Power Index
3rd last
Global Passport Power
2017
Happiness Index
80/154
World Happiness Report 2016
2016
Global Climate Risk Index
131/146
Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy
2017
World Giving Index
92
Top ten in giving a stranger
2017
Global Power
20th
US News Survey
2017
Power is defined as a leader, militarily strong, economically influential, politically influential, international alliances
Pakistan is ranked high mainly due to strong military and political influence in the Islamic world
Global Hunger Index
106/119
US-International Food Policy Research (IFPRI)
2017
Global Innovation Index (GII)
119/128
Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization
2016
Military Strength
11th strongest
Credit Suisse report on globalization
2015
Travel and tourism Competitiveness
125
WEF
2013
Press Freedom
139/180
Reporter without borders RSF
2017
9/222
Pakistan Telecom Authority
2016
27/217
Pakistan Telecom Authority
2017
Info & Communication Tech
146/175
International Telecom Union
2017

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Conclusion
Wherever the index requires numbers of people, irrespective of their quality and skill, Pakistan does well in ranking e.g. mobile phone users, military strength, GDP-PPP, labor force. Chronically low investment in People over the decades now shows up in weak Human Development, Global Hunger, Innovation, competitiveness, Technology ranking. It an accepted fact that unless government invests in its people’s education, health and training, the country will not be able to sustain its own weight. Low production, low exports, less competitiveness, poor governance, weak institutions, stunted growth and GDP figures are all symptoms of investment starved population. In fact healthcare and education might be the only role of government anywhere. 

On the other hand Pakistan ranks highest in military numbers and happiness.

Our lopsided priorities are quite glaringly visible from this data. Pakistan needs to place all its resources back into its people and they will bring up all the critical indices on their own --- it’s no rocket science, people!

Mr. Wali Khalil writes this post for PakistanHotline.com. You can read his blog at how2havefun.com

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