ISLAMABAD- Pakistan ranks 72 among 75 less-developed countries as the best places to be a mother, in the same list, Sri Lanka ranks 54 and India ranks 70. These facts were revealed on Saturday in the 10th annual Mothers Index issued by Save the Children.The global ranking is highlighted in the organizations State of the Worlds Mothers 2009 report, which focuses on the link between investing in early learning opportunities for young children and success in school. The Mothers Index was based on an analysis of indicators of women and childrens health educational, economic status and well being. The top-10 countries, in general, have very high scores for mothers and childrens health, while the 10 bottom-ranked countries are a reverse image, performing poorly on all indicators. The report intensely presented comparisons of countries in the Mothers Index. In the overall global Mothers Index, Sweden ranks first in the world and Nigeria the last. According to report a typical woman in Pakistan has less than six years of schooling versus a typical woman in India who receives nine years and 12 years in Sri Lanka of formal education. It also stated that 1 child in 10 does not reach his or her 5th birthday in Pakistan and in Sweden, only 1 child in 333 dies before age of 5. Fewer than 39 percent of births are attended by skilled health personnel in Pakistan; 99 percent of births are attended by skilled health personnel in Sri Lanka, the report further noted. It also informed that female life expectancy in Pakistan is 66, 44 in Afghanistan, 67 in India and 76 in Sri Lanka. While addressing at the occasion Charles MacCormack, President and CEO of Save the Children gave detailed description regarding key findings of report. He said that we call on the worlds leaders to take stock of how motherhood and young children are faring in every country. He said that investing in the most basic partnership of all, the one between a mother and her child is the first and best step in ensuring healthy children, prosperous families and strong communities. These statistics go far beyond mere numbers, Charles said adding that the human despair and lost opportunities represented in these numbers demand mothers everywhere be given the basic tools they need to break the cycle of poverty and improve the quality of life for themselves, their children, and for generations to come. Dr Amanuallah Khan Deputy Director Health discussed about State of Mothers and Childrens Health in Pakistan. He informed that because of poverty, poor health, insufficient nutrition and deficient care, nearly 40 parents of all children under 5 in developing countries fail to reach their potential in cognitive development.