Saturday, April 25, 2015
Pakistanis Are Happier Than Indians---UN
Despite of economic difficulties and terrorism in Pakistan, Pakistanis are happier people people compared with Indians, according to a UN Sponsored study. Generosity is a key indicator in which Pakistanis are several points ahead of their big neighbour. Pakistan's cabbies and shopkeepers have proved the point every time a group of Indians coming to Pakistan to watch a cricket match or visiting a shrine. "Indians are less happier than their counterparts in Pakistan and Bangladesh" it was said in a report published by Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), which is a global initiative for United Nations. India comes in at 117th spot out of 158 countries in the 2015 World Happiness Report. Pakistan is ranked 81 and Bangladesh 109. Places like Ukraine (111), Palestine (108), Iraq (112) too come up higher than India on the Index. The report takes into account GDP per capita, life expectancy, social support ad freedom to make life choices as indicators of Happiness. India's rank dropped six notches from the 2013 report, when it was at the 111 spot. Switzerland has been named as the happiest country in the world.