Pakistan Ranks 22nd Among Most Powerful Countries of the World

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Pakistan is classified as 22nd among the 25 most powerful countries of the world.

According to a report published by US News and World, United States has grabbed the top position as the most powerful country in the world, followed by Russia and China.

The report and rankings are based on how global observations define countries in terms of a number of qualitative characteristics, impressions that have the potential to drive trade, travel, and investment and directly affect national economies. The report covers perceptions of 80 nations.


Pakistan has dropped two ranks as corruption, instability, and the conflict across the border with neighbour India continue, the report states.

According to the report, “The seventh-most populous country is also one of the youngest in the world, with the majority of citizens under the age of 22.”

However, internal conflicts, terrorism, and economic crisis have driven an export-driven economy short in attracting foreign investment and aiding the reduction of poverty. Advancements in human development like education, healthcare, infrastructure and more have also suffered in the shadows of conflicts, according to the report.

Overall, Pakistan ranked at number 74 on the list.

Top 25 most powerful countries in the world

  1. United States
  2. Russia
  3. China
  4. Germany
  5. United Kingdom
  6. France
  7. Japan
  8. Israel
  9. Saudi Arab
  10. United Arab Emirates
  11. South Korea
  12. Canada
  13. Iran
  14. Turkey
  15. India
  16. Australia
  17. Switzerland
  18. Italy
  19. Sweden
  20. Qatar
  21. Netherlands
  22. Pakistan
  23. Spain
  24. Singapore
  25. Egypt

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