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Pakistan ranks 12th on failed states index: Report

Islamabad , Wed, 22 Jun 2011 ANI

Islamabad, June 22(ANI): Pakistan has been ranked 12th on a list of the "most failed states" by the Foreign Policy, a global magazine of politics, economics, and ideas.


The report titled "The Failed States Index 2011" compiles a list of countries in terms of vulnerability.


From refugee flows to poverty, public services to security threats, the list takes together a country's performance on this battery of indicators to reflect its stability, the Express Tribune.


In both 2009 and 2010, Pakistan took the number 10 spot on this index, whereas in 2008 it was ranked number nine.


The 2011 report states that Pakistan has long been dubbed the "world's most dangerous country" in Washington policy circles.


The report cites terrorism and civilian deaths as one major reason for Pakistan's position, adding that the 2010 floods displaced millions of people, adding to the instability of the country.


he top 20 failed states on the index are: Somalia, Chad, Sudan, Congo, Haiti, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Pakistan, Yemen, Nigeria, Niger, Kenya, Burundi, Burma, Guinea-Bissau and Ethiopia. (ANI)


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