Pakistan ranked fourth most unsafe country in the world

Published: October 13, 2016
Pakistan's national flag. PHOTO: REUTERS

Pakistan's national flag. PHOTO: REUTERS

Pakistan is the fourth most dangerous country in the world, according to the Global Travel and Tourism Report by the World Economic Forum.

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The report, ranking countries on ‘Safety and Security,’ gave Pakistan a score of 3.04, while Finland, the safest country in the world, had a score of 6.7. The report found that the safest countries were in Europe. The bottom of the list was dominated by countries in Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Finland is followed by Qatar and the United Arab Emirates as the safest countries in the world, while Nigeria was ranked as the most unsafe country with a score of 2.65.

Here are the top ten safest countries in the world:

1. Finland

2. Qatar

3. UAE

4. Iceland

5. Austria

6. Luxembourg

7. New Zealand

8. Singapore

9. Oman

10. Portugal

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The least safe countries in the world are:

1 . Nigeria

2. Columbia

3. Yemen

4. Pakistan

5. Venezuela

6. Egypt

7. Guatemala

8. El Salvador

9. Hondurus

10. Thailand

11. Kenya

12. Lebanon

13. India

14. Philippines

15. Jamaica


This article originally appeared on Indy100.

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Reader Comments (11)

  • Anand Iyer
    Oct 13, 2016 - 2:39PM

    Where is Syria in the list? And Afghanistan and Iraq?Recommend

  • LOL
    Oct 13, 2016 - 3:36PM

    no Libya, Syria, Afg, Iraq in the list ? funny.Recommend

  • Avtar
    Oct 13, 2016 - 3:37PM

    No wonder Pakistanis are realizing why their country is isolated and ordinary Pakistanis go through extra security checks when travelling abroad. Does the establishment care!Recommend

  • سے Shaam (Hanafi)
    Oct 13, 2016 - 4:48PM

    This is not fair, Pakistan should be at Number 1 position or else, we will go to China, US and then UN.Recommend

  • M. Emad
    Oct 13, 2016 - 4:59PM

    England and Afghanistan National Cricket Teams are now touring Bangladesh . . .Recommend

  • Apoorv Swarup
    Oct 14, 2016 - 10:40AM

    Its COLOMBIA not Columbia the latter is a university in NYC!!Recommend

  • Nisheeth Saxena
    Oct 14, 2016 - 7:36PM

    I have been to two Muslim countries as tourist where Indians are allowed to avail visa on arrival but Pakistanis are not, the two countries are Jordan and Indonesia. Can my pakistani friends introspect and find out the reason.Recommend

  • Jean-Christophe Ahn
    Oct 14, 2016 - 7:40PM

    Are you saying that North Korea is safer than those countries listed as ‘unsafe’? What kind of hardcore drugs are you on? Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Oct 15, 2016 - 12:11AM

    Austria,Luxembourg,Portugal,Finland are the safest countries in the world,oh really? I think that they have forgotten that the epicenter of two World Wars was Europe.Recommend

  • IAhmed
    Oct 15, 2016 - 9:08AM

    Where is Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya It means THIS survey is WRONG!Recommend

  • Qolosal Qnspiratr
    Oct 15, 2016 - 12:59PM

    This is a diabolical conspiracy to tarnish the reputation of paquistan; protest must be lodged with the UN, US, UK and USSR; paq must be number one.Recommend

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