Pakistan is the happiest country in South Asia, finds UN report

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistanis are happier than Indians, Bangladeshis and other South Asian nations, finds a UN report on happiest nations.

The report was released by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations on March 20 which has was declared as World Happiness Day by the UN General Assembly in 2012.

According to the report, India has lost seven spots and is ranked 140th while Pakistan is placed at 67.

Bangladesh is ranked 125th and China is placed at 93rd in the UN report on happiest nations.
The report says Indians are not as happy in 2019 as they were in 2018 and the country figures at 140th place, seven spots down from last year.

Finland has been declared the happiest country for the second year in a row.

The report ranks countries on six key variables that support well-being: income, freedom, trust, healthy life expectancy, social support and generosity.

According to the report, the overall world happiness has fallen over the past few years, which has mostly been fuelled by a sustained drop in India, which came in 140th place this year compared with 133rd place in 2018.

The Nordic nation is followed by Denmark, Norway, Iceland and The Netherlands.

People in war-torn South Sudan are the most unhappy with their lives, followed by Central African Republic (155), Afghanistan (154), Tanzania (153) and Rwanda (152).