The Pakistani passport has been ranked as the fourth worst passport for international travel, according to the Henley Passport Index.
The Henley Passport Index is a ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa. It has placed Pakistan on the 104th position.
Last year the Pakistani passport had been rated as the fifth-worst passport to hold.
It shares the fourth spot with Somalia followed by Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Pakistani passport holders still enjoy visa-free access to 32 countries.
Japan came at the top spot as the world’s most powerful passport. Other Asian countries on the list are Singapore, which is in the second spot, and South Korea with Germany is in third place.
European countries also performed well with Finland on fourth and Spain, Luxembourg and Denmark coming fifth. Sweden and France took the sixth spot on the list.
The United States fell two places down coming on eighth, sharing the spot with United Kingdom, Norway, Green and Belgium. Canada ranked ninth.
The United Arab Emirates also climbed up 47 places to sit in 18th place, with a visa-free or visa-on-arrival score of 171.
Here are the 10 most powerful passports in the world:
1. Japan (191 destinations)
2. Singapore (190)
3. South Korea, Germany (189)
4. Italy, Finland (188)
5. Spain, Luxembourg, Denmark (187)
6. Sweden, France (186)
7. Switzerland, Portugal, Netherlands, Ireland, Austria (185)
8. United States, United Kingdom, Norway, Greece, Belgium (184)
9. New Zealand, Malta, Czech Republic, Canada, Australia (183)
10. Slovakia, Lithuania, Hungary (181)
Here are the five least powerful passports in the world:
1. Afghanistan (26)
2. Iraq (28)
3. Syria (29)
4. Pakistan, Somalia (32)