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Pakistan - a failed state???
Monday, June 28, 2010, Rajab 15 ,1431 A.H.
Pakistan ranked at No 10 in failed states
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 Foreign Policy IndexBy Azhar SaeedISLAMABAD: Pakistan has been ranked at No 10 in the first 10 failed states of the world in the Foreign Policy magazine index. Somalia, Sudan, Zimbabwe and Chad are at the first four numbers, respectively.India is ranked at No 87, Burma at 13, Sri Lanka at 22 and Nepal is at 25 in the index. China is at No 57 position.The magazine said Somalia saw yet another year plagued by lawlessness and chaos, with pirates plying the coast while radical Islamist militias tightened their grip on the streets of Mogadishu.Yemen, Nigeria and Kenya have been kept at number 13, 14 and 15 positions, respectively while Costa Rica and Haiti are at 11 and 12 positions, respectively. According to the index, Zimbabwe is at No 4, DR Congo at 5, Afghanistan at 6, and Iraq at 7. Pakistan is behind even drought-hit countries like Ethiopia, Uganda, Eritrea, Cameron, Lebanon, Rawanda, Cambodia, and Bhutan.