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Pakistan’s passport retained its position as the fourth-worst in the world, according to The Henley Passport Index – a London-based immigration consultancy – as it released its Q3 2023 Global Ranking on Tuesday.

Pakistan was ranked at the same position in the same period of the previous year as well as in December 2022, coming ahead only of Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Its score of 33 is a slight improvement from 32 last year.

  The Henley Passport Index: Q3 2023 Global Ranking
The Henley Passport Index: Q3 2023 Global Ranking

Scoring methodology

For each travel destination, if no visa is required for passport holders from a country or territory, then a score with value 1 is created for that passport. A score with value 1 is also applied if passport holders can obtain a visa on arrival, a visitor’s permit, or an electronic travel authority (ETA) when entering the destination.

Top of the list

Singapore replaced Japan for having the world’s most powerful passport, allowing visa-free or on-arrival visa entry to 192 global destinations, according to the index.

After five years at the top, Japan dropped to third place as the number destinations it can access without a prior visa fell.

Germany, Italy and Spain were in second place, followed by Austria, Finland, France, Japan, Luxembourg, South Korea and Sweden in third place, respectively.

The United States, which once topped the ranking nearly a decade ago, slid two places to eighth place. The United Kingdom jumped two places to fourth, a position it last held in 2017.

The Henley Passport Index is based on data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Henley & Partners’ research team. Each of the 199 passports on the list is checked against 227 possible travel destinations and the score is updated throughout the year as conditions change.

China’s mega-rich move their wealth, and partying, to Singapore

Singapore has recently become a magnet for high net-worth Chinese nationals who have been driven to the island country following a crackdown on private enterprise in China and fears over geopolitical tensions.

Singapore was also recently ranked as the most expensive city in the world for luxury living, by the Global Wealth & Lifestyle Report 2023, published by Swiss wealth management firm Julius Baer Group LTD.

Disillusioned at home, super-rich Chinese set their sights on Singapore

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Shahid Khan Jul 19, 2023 03:11pm
The stupids have kept us fool by believing that we zinda qoum and painda qoum! Expose those who are responsible for this mess
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Johnny Walker Jul 19, 2023 03:37pm
Something to rejoice. Worst 4th status maintained. People should be happy that this government of a collection of looters has managed to maintain this sordid status. Rejoice.
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Builder Jul 19, 2023 03:53pm
All political parties are responsible. Everyone of them wants lifetime rule on the country. These are dynasties. The next government is going to be of Sharif dynasty - entire family ruling on the country - brothers, sons, daughters, in-laws etc etc.
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Arshad Jul 19, 2023 05:15pm
The Elite have dual nationality, the Educated are fleeing the country, the rest doesnt care. End of Story.
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Zeeshan Asad Jul 19, 2023 05:33pm
This status have'nt change since last 10 years
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IMTIAZ CASSUM AGBOATWALA Jul 19, 2023 06:19pm
Shame on our leaders .
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Peer Muhammad baloch Jul 19, 2023 06:43pm
Pakistan well be gat a good position in passport ranked inshallah we we'll pray alacas to gat a very nice position in the all worlds inshallah Pakistan gat a good position in the world thanks
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Tulukan Mairandi Jul 19, 2023 06:48pm
Hope we are in top 3 (i.e. bottom 3) next year
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Malik Muhammad Safdar Jul 19, 2023 07:44pm
Our FO should work to improve Pakistan passport. Hope situation will become better soon.
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Shoaib Javed Jul 19, 2023 08:14pm
I think next year pakistan will achieve the 1st position with the help of pdm collection of lotters pakistan army also help the government for this achievement.....
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Rizwan Jul 19, 2023 08:54pm
Pakistan started as a good boy after the partition. Respected all around the world, and our passport was pretty solid back then. If Pakistani passport is among the worst at the moment, it is our own doing.
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AmirSh. Jul 19, 2023 09:55pm
Thanks to our political elite. Alas! We are keeping this honor continuously. When are they going to do something for the betterment of our country and general public.
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Zafar Jul 19, 2023 10:02pm
Lost territory, may be someone discover its potential.?????
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Pakistani1 Jul 19, 2023 10:37pm
Sad state of affairs. Can someone please share which countries allow visa free travel to holders of Pakistani passports?
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KU Jul 19, 2023 11:05pm
Must be because of PTI, otherwise, we used to be on-a-top position during the rule of other governments, and people around the world were asking for our passport and nationalities, tis where are thy times? But fear not, we have won again and brought our neighbor to knees, our first Asia Cup match is with India, yeahhhhh.
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