Pakistani passport among least powerful in the world | Pakistan

Pakistani passport is third worst for international travel, according to a new ranking, with its citizens able to travel to 26 counties without a visa. 

Pakistan tied with Iraq for the 93rd position on the list, followed by Afghanistan, the least powerful passport. 

Afghan nationals can travel to only 22 countries without a visa. 

According to Passport Index ratings, Singapore has the world´s most powerful passport.

The city-state grabbed the top spot after Paraguay removed restrictions for Singaporeans.

That means the approximately 3.4 million holders of Singaporean passports can now travel to 159 countries either without a visa at all or can have one issued on arrival.

Germany came in second place, with its citizens able to visit 158 countries without a visa, while Sweden and South Korea tied for third.

The US passport was in sixth place, alongside Malaysia, Ireland, and Canada.

Passport Index said the US passport´s usefulness has fallen since President Donald Trump took office, with Turkey and the Central African Republic becoming the most recent countries to revoke their visa-free entry for holders.

Passport Index ranks passports worldwide based on the cross-border access a holder has. It was developed by Canada-based global consultancy Arton Capital.

“For the first time ever, an Asian country has the most powerful passport in the world,” Philippe May, managing director of Arton Capital´s Singapore office, said in a statement.

“It is a testament of Singapore´s inclusive diplomatic relations and effective foreign policy.

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