World’s most powerful passports in 2021: Where does Pakistan stand?

03:35 PM | 7 Jul, 2021
World’s most powerful passports in 2021: Where does Pakistan stand?

ISLAMABAD – The Pakistani passport has been ranked as the fourth worst passport for international travel by the Henley Passport Index - once again sharing the same spot behind only Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

In the previous edition of the index in April, the South Asian country has ranked similar for the second time in a row. The index ranked all the world's passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa as well as, using information from the International Air Transport Association.

At present, Pakistani passport holders can travel without a prior visa to 32 destinations, per Henley Passport Index 2021.

Among South Asian neighbors, Maldives stands at 65th position, India at 90th Bhutan stands at 95th while Nepal at 109.

Meanwhile, the Japanese passport comes out on top with access to staggering 193 countries with Singapore in second with access to 192 countries. Germany and South Korea share the third spot with each giving access to 191 countries. Here's a list of top countries:

Japan (193 destinations)

Singapore (192)

Germany, South Korea (191)

Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain (190)

Austria, Denmark (189)

France, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden (188)

New Zealand, Belgium, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States (187)

Czech Republic, Greece, Malta, Norway (186)

Australia, Canada (185)

Hungary (184)

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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