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Indian Passport Stronger Than Pakistan’s Passport Even in Islamic Countries

How do Indian and Pakistani passports compare with each other? Pakistan ranks 92nd on the world passport index, while India is ranked at 65. What is interesting is that a majority of Islamic nations have given preference to the Indian passport over Pakistan. There is only one Islamic nation which is providing easier visa facilities to Pakistani citizens over Indians.

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There are eight countries for which Pakistanis do not need a visa for and 27 that offer a visa on arrival. Pakistani citizens need visas to travel to the remaining 163 countries. The Passport Index collects, displays and ranks the passports of the world.

According to the website, people with a Pakistani passport can obtain a visa on arrival in the following countries: Cambodia, Cape Verde, Comoros, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Maldives, Mozambique, Nepal, Palau, Rwanda, Samoa, Somalia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, and Uganda.

Pakistanis can travel to Dominica, Micronesia, Qatar, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Vanuatu, without obtaining a visa first. The United Arab Emirates tops the rankings as its citizens can travel to 54 countries without a visa and 113 countries where they can obtain a visa on arrival.

Some of the Islamic nations that offer easy visa facilities to Indian passport holders over Pakistani citizens are Indonesia, Iran, Tunisia, Jordan, Uzbekistan and Palestinian Territories,  However, Turkey appears to be the only Islamic nations that offer easy visa access to Pakistani citizens and not to the Indians.

Even the major tourist destinations like Macau, Thailand, Hong Kong have a friendlier visa scheme towards Indian passport holders compared to Pakistani citizens.

The passports ranking in the top ten are of the UAE, Singapore, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Luxembourg, France, Italy, and the Netherlands. This information is obtained from the Passport Index.

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