In South Asia, the lowest Internet usage is in Pakistan, reports

In South Asia, the lowest Internet usage is in Pakistan, reports

Posted on Mar 5, 2020

Karachi: Pakistan is ranked 76th out of 100 countries in the inclusive Internet Index 2020 released by the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU).

The 'inclusive Internet Index' lists the benchmarks of countries regarding the availability, affordability, relevance and readiness of the Internet for public consumption, while this annual report was released via Facebook.

This is the fourth year where 100 countries are included in the index, which represents 91% of the world's population and 96% of global GDP.

Among the countries surveyed, Pakistan ranks 76th in the 100 scales, with one is the best and 100 worst.

According to the EIU, Pakistan ranked last in the global Internet Index countries in 2020 and ranking in Asian countries was 24th out of 26.

The EIU said the biggest gender gap, both in terms of mobile and Internet access, is the most important of its weaknesses, the low level of digital literacy and relatively poor internet quality.

Of the 4 things to consider for ranking, Pakistan performed poorly in all areas of availability, affordability, consistency and readiness, and the worst was in the availability sector.

In South Asia, Pakistan was the lowest, Bangladesh at 70th, Sri Lanka at 56th and India at 46th.

This year's index is Sweden, followed by New Zealand and the United States; Australia and Denmark are ranked fourth, followed by South Korea, Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Spain.

The worlds worst include Brandi 100th, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi and Burkina Faso


Mian Tajamul

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