The new World Bank report has listed and ranked Pakistan among the top 10 countries having the highest access to electricity. The countries were ranked according to their maximum electricity supply to its citizens.
The indexing has used the data from World Banks’s report released at the end of 2016. Pakistan stood in top rankings, alongside developed countries. With figures for Pakistan being a magnificent 99%, we are ranked with USA, Canada, China and Brazil, and other European countries having 100% electricity access to its citizens.
Pakistan and Columbia occupied the similar spot, with 99 percent citizens of both the countries enjoying access to power. Interestingly, progressing countries like Philippines, India, South Africa fall far behind Pakistan. The figures for the said countries stand at 91%, 84% and 84% respectively. Bangladesh was also ranked among top 10. The other entries to the World Bank index were as following:
Mongolia (82%), Bangladesh (76%), Nigeria (59%), Kenya (56%), Ethiopia (42%), Tanzania (33%), Uganda (27%), Niger (16%) and South Sudan (9%).
Access to electricity (% of population)
(World Bank, 2016)
— World Index (@theworldindex) January 15, 2019
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