According to a global report for the year 2021, Pakistan continues to slide on the “Inclusive Internet Index” to drop to 90th rank among 120 countries.
The index report was released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) on April 14. It represents 98 percent of global GDP and 96pc of the global population, with stiff competition between Sweden and the United States for the top two slots over the past three years.
After dropping to rank 2 in 2020 Sweden beat the United States to retake the top position, the 2021 report shows.
The top performers in South Asia include India at 49 rankings compared to its position at 52 in 2020, while Sri Lanka was at 77, Bangladesh at 82, and Nepal at 83 ranks in the index report 2021. Pakistan not only remained the lowest in South Asia but also lags behind other regional states, like Iran.