Islamabad, Oct : Pakistan has been ranked the lowest in the UN’s Global Age Watch Index that studied which nations around the world are well prepared to support the elderly.
The UN-backed global study, The Global Age Watch Index that examined the quality life of the elderly in 91 nations, Sweden, Norway and Germany made to the top of the list while Afghanistan and Pakistan were rated as the worst places for the elderly.
According to the Daily Times, the study found that the population of the elderly is expected to outnumber the population of 15-year-olds by 2050 for the first time ever.
Researchers said that the 21st century is seeing an unprecedented global demographic transition, with population ageing at its heart.
The survey ranked many African and South Asian countries as the worst places to be retired, with Tanzania, Pakistan and Afghanistan rounding out the bottom three.
The Index has been compiled by the UN Population Fund and advocacy group HelpAge International.
Researchers used socio-economic factors to rank the nations, however, many nations like Sri Lanka, Bolivia and Mauritius, which are poorer, were ranked well than several richer nations. (ANI)