Pakistan Passport Ranking
The Pakistani passport currently ranks at the 103rd place according to the Guide Passport Ranking Index. It is considered the 4th lowest ranking passport in the world. Pakistani passport holders have visa-free access to only 32 countries including Qatar, Dominica, Madagascar and Seychelles. There are 194 destinations for which a Pakistani passport holder requires to obtain a visa prior to traveling. That is the reason why the passport raking is low on the overall worldwide mobility score. For major destinations such as USA and the European Union, Pakistanis require to apply for a visa in advance. Visa applicants need to present documents such as proof of funds and return flight ticket.
The Islamic Republic of Pakistan is made of 7 provinces. It is located in Southern Asia and borders India, China, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Iran. The most significant provinces are Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The country has a total surface area of 881,913 square kilometers. The terrain is characterized by three areas: the Balochistan plateau in the west, the Indus River plain in the center and the highlands in the north. Its climate is mostly arid with warm summers and cold winters.
The overall population is over 212 million people. The capital of the country is Islamabad. The most populous city however is Karachi with more than 14 million inhabitants. The largest airport is Jinnah International Airport (KHI) with an approximately yearly passenger traffic of 7.5 million people. The airport is named after Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. The airport provides many national and international destinations, with a focus on the Middle East.
Pakistan’s culture is dominated by the Islam with 96.4% of the population being Muslim. The official languages are Punjabi and Pashtun. The legal system is a mix of common and Islamic sharia law. The government form is a federal parliamentary republic. The current chief of government is the elect President is Arif Alvi. The head of government is Prime Minister Imran-Khan. All provinces have their regional governments, reporting to the central government in Islamabad. Families are the backbone of the society, often headed by a patriarch.
The official currency is the Pakistani Rupee (PKR). Its current exchange rate is about 212 Rupee to the USD. The country has an open economy, generating a GDP of approximately $1 trillion. The per capita income is $5,160. The largest portion of the GDP is generated by the services sector and agriculture. The main exports of the country are textiles, apparel, cereals, leather products and cotton. The GDP growth has been stable with around 5% per year.
The country has many natural and culturally unique attractions for tourists to explore. Pakistan has a total of 6 UNESCO world heritage sites scattered across the country. The main destinations for visitors are Swat Valley, Phander Lake, Lahore, Hingol National Park, the Kalash Valleys, Deosai Plains National Park and the Gorakh Hills. The capital Islamabad also offers a variety of museums and exhibitions showcasing the history and natural beauty of the country.