Pakistan has gained 20th place as most powerful country in world in a new global ranking of best countries as United States ranked number one followed by Russia, China, United kingdom and Germany.

The ranking from U.S. News & World Report, evaluate 80 top countries across a range of criteria, from power and economic influence to citizenship and quality of life, to capture how nations are perceived on a global scale.

The 2017 best countries rankings are based on a survey, conducted after the U.S. Presidential Election, that asks 21,000 business leaders, informed elites and general citizens what their views are of certain aspects of different countries. The rankings are designed in a similar way to other us news’s rankings of colleges, hospitals and cars.

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