Pakistan listed as 'most failed states' by magazine

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New york, Jun 21: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal have been listed as one of the most failed states, said Foreign Policy magazine in its annual ranking.

Bangladesh has been ranked at number 25, Pakistan at number 12, Sri Lanka at 29 and Nepal at 27 in the list.

The countries that top the list are Afghanistan Central African Republic, Iraq, Sudan, Chad, Haiti, Zimbabwe and Democratic Republic of Congo.

"Pakistan has long been dubbed the world's most dangerous country in Washington policy circles," said the report on Pakistan,"yet Pakistan isn't just dangerous for the West -it's often a danger to its own people."

On its report on Bangladesh, the report said that 2 out of 5 Bangladesh's Below poverty line. The country also faces environmental threats as scientists warn that a rise of sea water level by 1 meter could submerge the country.

"Nepal is the poorest country in South Asia, according to the United Nations, and that's unlikely to change until the peace process is implemented and security restored. There are signs that the Maoists may be losing patience and thinking about going back to the trenches to fight for more," said the report.

"The government's final push against the rebels relied on the shelling of civilians and other atrocities, according to a 2010 report by the International Crisis Group," said a report on Sri Lanka.

"The most recent statistics from last year indicate that some 327,000 are still displaced from the conflict," it said.

"Despite the pronounced fractures still lingering, the Sinhalese-dominated government in Colombo seems eager to forget the past,"added the report.

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