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4600,000 people across the globe are living in slavery says a recent report


According to the 2016 Global Slavery Index around 46 million people are living in some form of modern slavery in the world. The survey was based on a ranking of 167 countries in line with the estimated percentage of the population living in modern slavery.

2016 Global Slavery Index

The countries which ranked highest in terms of prevalence of modern slavery in proportion to their population are North Korea, Uzbekistan, Cambodia, India, and Qatar. On the other hand, the countries with the highest numbers of people living in any form of modern slavery are India, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Uzbekistan.

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In contrast, the countries where the prevalence of this scourge is the lowest in proportion to their population are Luxembourg, Ireland, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden and Belgium, the United States and Canada, and Australia and New Zealand.

Pakistan ranks 6th out of the 167 countries included in the index. About 2,134,900 Pakistanis are living in modern slavery the index reported. This figure when put in to percentage makes 1.13% of the total population of Pakistan. On a scale of 100, 62.47 Pakistanis are vulnerable to any form of modern slavery, the report portrayed which is a dire situation.