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Pakistani passport makes improvement in Passport Rankings for 2020


Komal FatimaWeb Editor

08th Jul, 2020. 03:03 pm
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Pakistani passport makes improvement in Passport Rankings for 2020

Pakistani passport has been ranked at 192nd spot in the Individual Passport Power Ranking (IPPR) 2020. The list has been issued by The Passport Index, the world’s leading real-time passport ranking website.

Pakistani passport has made noticeable improvement as it was ranked at 198th position in 2019.

According to details, the ranks are given by combining both the Mobility Score (MS), the number of countries one can visit without a visa, or they can obtain a visa on arrival, and United Nations Development Program’s Human Development Index (UNDP HDI).

The higher the mobility score, the better is the IPPR.

Pakistani passport has an MS of 33 as. It means Pakistani passport holders can enjoy the facility of visa-free access to 7 and visa on arrival in 26 countries.

Japan with an MS of 116 has been ranked at the top IPPR 2020 while Iraq with an MS of 26 has been ranked at the bottom of the 199 member list.

Here are the bottom 10 passports

Rank on IPPR 2020NameMobility Score
190Eritrea 36
191Myanmar 36
192Pakistan 33
193Palestine 32
194Iran32
195Yemen 31
196Somalia30
197Syria29
198Afghanistan26
199Iraq26

On the other hand, the Ministry of Interior has extended the expiration date of Pakistani Passports till June 2020 due to the out break of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Ministry of Interior says the decision has been made in the wake of coronavirus as passport offices are not issuing new identity cards and passports.

Amid the pandemic the federal government and provincial governments have been directed to close all ministries and departments and their public dealing offices to mitigate the adverse effects of coronavirus.