PESHAWAR: Punjab leads other provinces of Pakistan on the human development index (HDI), revealed a United Nations Development Programme report on Sunday.
The report, titled ‘Pakistan National Human Development Report 2017: Unleashing the Potential of a Young Pakistan’, revealed that Punjab fares better than other provinces on the HDI (a composite index measuring common achievement in three fundamental dimensions of human development—an extended and wholesome life, information and an honest lifestyle).
Among the provinces, Punjab and Azad Jammu and Kashmir come beneath excessive medium human development, whereas Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa fall beneath medium human development.
On the other hand, very low human development was famous in Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Balochistan, whereas Gilgit Baltistan fell beneath low medium human development.
Lahore was the very best ranked metropolis of Pakistan on the HDI with zero.877, adopted by Islamabad after which Rawalpindi. Four out of six cities of Punjab characteristic on the record of excessive human development together with Rawalpindi (zero.871), Sialkot (zero.834) and Jhelum *zero.829).
Moreover, just one metropolis from Sindh, Karachi, makes it to the excessive human development record with zero.854.
The excessive medium human development rankings embody 18 cities from Punjab, 4 cities from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and one metropolis from Sindh (Hyderabad).
Eleven cities every from Punjab and KP make it to the record of medium human development, which additionally contains 4 cities from Sindh and one from Balochistan (Quetta).
Very low human development contains 14 cities from Balochistan, two from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Tor Ghar and Kohistan)and one from Sindh (Tharparkar).
Pakistan itself ranks in the medium human development class of the worldwide rankings.