Karachi declared world’s 57th safest city

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The financial and industrial capital of the country, Karachi, has scored 39 points out of 100 to secure the 57th position among 60 cities ranked by the recently published Safe Cities Index.

The report, issued by the Economist Intelligence Unit, has ranked 60 metropolises around the world based on over 50 indicators covering their digital, health and personal security, infrastructure, and lifestyle.

Japan’s capital city Tokyo stands at the top of the list with a score of 92 points, Singapore at second with 91.5 and another Japanese metropolis, Osaka, stands third with 90.9 points.

United States (US) capital Washington DC — ranked seventh — is the only American city to make it to the top ten, Chicago has grabbed the eleventh place whereas Australia’s Melbourne has secured the 10th spot.

Other than these, only two European cities, Amsterdam and Copenhagen, could make it to the top ten, at the fourth and eighth positions, respectively.

The five lowest-ranking cities include Caracas (Venezuela), Yangon (Myanmar), Karachi (Pakistan) and Dhaka (Bangladesh).

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