WASHINGTON - Pakistan has been ranked 13th in the latest ranking of failed states. The unique ranking compiled by the prestigious Foreign Policy magazine is topped by African countries Somalia , Congo, Sudan, Chad  and Zimbabwe. Afghanistan with 106 points is ranked at number 6, followed by Haiti, Yemen, Iraq and Central African Republic.
Pakistan with 101.6 points, the magazine said, is ranked 13, a slight improvement from the previous two years.  In 2011 it was ranked 12th in the list of failed states, while in 2010 and 2009 it was ranked 10th.  “The absence of the state makes for 20-hour daily electricity blackouts and an almost non-existent education system in many areas”.