Pakistani passport’s individual power ranking has improved from 199 to 193 on the Global Passport Index list of 2020.
According to the index, just a year ago, Pakistani passport was standing on 198 — the second to last position.
Now, the Pakistani passport ranks better than the passports of Iraq (199), Afghanistan (198), Syria (197), Somalia (196), Yemen (195), and Iran (194).
Pakistan’s passport is at a rank lower than that of Palestinian territories (192). However, the global group ranking of both passports is same, which is 63.
The ranking of Iranian passport has declined and stands on 194th, one of the least respected passports in the world.
The global passport ranking is a symbol of power and prestige. It also indicates your place in the world, how many countries a passport holder can travel without a visa, and how it’s citizens are treated.
Countries where Pakistani can travel without visa are as follows:
- St. Vincent and the Grenadines
- Trinidad and Tobago
Countries that give eVisa/visa on arrival to Pakistani citizens:
- Cape Verde
- Myanmar (Burma)
- Sierra Leone
Here are the 10 most powerful passports in the world:
- New Zealand
- South Korea
Japan and New Zealand sit on the top.