Pakistan happiest country in region: UN report

Pakistan ranked 75 in the global list of the happiest countries, and came at the top of the Saarc nations, while Finland topped the list, according to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s 2018 World Happiness Report. The report ranked 156 countries based on criteria including per capita income, social support, healthy life expectancy, social freedom, generosity and absence of corruption. Pakistan rose from 80th place in 2017 to 75th place this year while all of its neighbors slid from last year’s happiness rankings. India dropped 11 places from its previous rank of 122, Bangladesh came at 115 while Sri Lanka was ranked 116; Afghanistan stood at 145.

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