Pakistan makes it to least peaceful countries list


WEB DESK: Pakistan scored number 9 in the world’s least peaceful countries according to the latest Global Peace Index Report, released by the World Economic Survey.

Despite an increase in geopolitical tensions and an upsurge in violence in certain parts of the world, last year saw the overall level of global peacefulness remain stable, the report said.

Four regions experienced an improvement in peace: Europe, North America, sub-Saharan Africa and Central America and the Caribbean. The remaining five regions – Asia Pacific, South America, Russia and Eurasia, South Asia, and the Middle East and North Africa – saw a deterioration.

The 10 most peaceful countries

  1. Iceland
  2. Denmark
  3. Austria
  4. New Zealand
  5. Switzerland
  6. Finland
  7. Canada
  8. Japan
  9. Australia
  10. Czech Republic

The 10 least peaceful countries

  1. Syria
  2. Iraq
  3. Afghanistan
  4. South Sudan
  5. Central African Republic
  6. Somalia
  7. Sudan
  8. DR Congo
  9. Pakistan
  10. North Korea

The Global Peace Index, issued by the Institute for Economics and Peace, ranks 162 independent states covering 99.6% of the world’s population.

You can read the entire report here.
source: world economic forum

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