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‘Safest City’: Islamabad ranked number one in Pakistan, second in South Asia

LAHORE – Pakistan’s federal capital Islamabad has been ranked as the safest city in the country while it gets listed second in the Southern Asian region in a safety index compiled by an international organization Numbeo.

The index, compiled by Numbeo – the world’s largest database of user-contributed data about cities and countries – ranked the ninth-largest city in Pakistan as second with a safety index of 70.85 in South Asia only behind India’s Mangalore which topped the list with 74.66.

Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Hamza Shafqaat shared the development on his official handle on the microblogging site.


Meanwhile, the country’s cultural capital Lahore has also been listed in the index. Numbeo, a crowd-sourced global database of perceived crime rates, ranked Punjab capital as the eleventh safest city in the region with a safety index of 61.36 while no other city of Pakistan makes it to the list.

On the other hand, Kabul has been ranked as the least safe metropolis with a crime index of 76.55 and a safety index of 23.45 owing to the recent development following the Taliban takeover.

Earlier, a study of Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) ranked Pakistan’s financial capital Karachi as one of the least safe metropolises in the world. The Safe Cities Index 2021 is a report based on the fourth iteration of the index, which ranks 60 cities across 76 indicators covering digital, health, infrastructure, personal and environmental security.

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