Ranking of Pakistani passport has improved significantly on Global Passport Index 2018.
Previously, it was ranked at 102 position out of 105 total reviewed passports by Henly Passport Index (Henley and Partners is a global citizenship and residence advisory firm based in Jersey).
Pakistan was the fourth worst, and only ranked better than Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria – although all three of them are war-torn countries. However the things seem to slightly improve now.
The factors that affect the ranking of passport are primarily socio-economic condition and political landscape of the country. Countries that are doing better on these fronts are usually preferred for visit while these who rank low on these parameters, often have people moving to other countries in search of better livelihood.
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But the new ranking shows Pakistan has taken a small step forward. Now people having Pakistani passport can travel to 36 destinations without having a visa in advance.
Compared to year 2017, when Pakistan ranked second worst in the world, Pakistanis could enter 6 countries without visa. Also, 28 countries gave visa in advance to Pakistanis.
Visa free entry to green card holders is allowed in:
Ivory Coast, Qatar, Vanuatu, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenadines, Dominica, Haiti, Micronesia and St. Vincent.
The countries that provide visa on arrival to Pakistanis are: Lesotho, Gabon, Ethiopia, Bolivia, Azerbaijan, Uganda, Tuvalu, Togo, Timor-Leste, Tanzania, Somalia, Seychelles, Samoa, Palau, Myanmar, Mozambique, Nepal, Mauritania, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Maldives, Kenya Madagascar, Guinea-Bissau, Comoros, Djibouti, Cambodia and Cape Verde.
The ranking is dauntingly low compared to neighboring rival. Indian passport holders can travel to over more than 59 countries with Evisa,Visa on arrival or Visa free entry including Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia.
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