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Pakistani Passport Ranked 101st Globally

UK-based citizenship and residence advisory firm, Henley and Partners, has recently released its latest rankings, reaffirming the Pakistani passport’s standing as one of the worst in the world for the fifth consecutive year. The Henley Passport Index places Pakistan at the 101st position out of 104, with a meager score of 34.

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Pakistani Passport 101


The Global Mobility Report 2024 reveals that Pakistani passport holders can access only 34 out of the 227 destinations covered by the index without the need for a prior visa. This lack of improvement over the last five years places Pakistan just above war-torn countries like Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan, with scores of 31, 29, and 28, respectively.

Here is a list of the ten weakest passports globally, with Pakistan securing the 7th position:

  1. Iran, Lebanon, Nigeria, Sudan (Score: 45)
  2. Eritrea, Sri Lanka (Score: 43)
  3. Bangladesh, North Korea (Score: 42)
  4. Libya, Nepal, Palestinian Territory (Score: 40)
  5. Somalia (Score: 36)
  6. Yemen (Score: 35)
  7. Pakistan (Score: 34)
  8. Iraq (Score: 31)
  9. Syria (Score: 29)
  10. Afghanistan (Score: 28)

In contrast, India has maintained its 80th position from the previous year, allowing its passport holders visa-free access to 62 destinations.

For the world’s most powerful passports, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, and Spain share the top spot with a score of 194. Here are the top ten most powerful passports globally:

  1. France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Spain (Score: 194)
  2. Finland, South Korea, Sweden (Score: 193)
  3. Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Netherlands (Score: 192)
  4. Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom (Score: 191)
  5. Greece, Malta, Switzerland (Score: 190)
  6. Australia, Czechia, New Zealand, Poland (Score: 189)
  7. Canada, Hungary, United States (Score: 188)
  8. Estonia, Lithuania (Score: 187)
  9. Latvia, Slovakia, Slovenia (Score: 186)
  10. Iceland (Score: 185)

Despite global variations, these rankings highlight the challenges faced by Pakistani passport holders in terms of international mobility and access.



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