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Half of Pakistan’s population is deprived of internet, report reveals

Pakistan is ranked 164 out of 193 countries, and Pakistan is ranked 135 out of 166 countries in terms of gender inequality.


Dawn Media reporter + Dawn TV

Geneva: The first report released by the Digital Development Index has revealed that half of Pakistan’s population is without internet access.

Prepared with the support of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

The report placed the country in the ‘moderate’ category in terms of digital development and revealed that women are lagging in digital development, with 83.5 percent of women claiming that their phone is controlled by their husbands or parents.

The report revealed that the level of digital development among the richest 20 percent of Pakistan’s population is 15 times higher than that of the poorest 20 percent of the population, indicating that wealth plays an important role in digital development.

On the other hand, the country ranks low in the Human Development Index, Pakistan is ranked 164 out of 193 countries, in addition, Pakistan ranks 135 out of 166 countries in gender inequality.

Pakistan is ranked 164 out of 193 countries, in addition, it is ranked 135 out of 166 countries in terms of gender inequality.

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