The Global Peace Index report is a data-driven analysis of economic and social trends that promotes peace and prosperity. The GPI index is created by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) and it ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their level of peacefulness.
The index measures several indicators related to the numbers of deaths, terrorist activities, the militarization of the state and non-state actors in general. Pakistan has improved its rank on the index gradually due to the improvement in the country’s security situation. However, security experts and government officials believe that the situation in Afghanistan and the consequent regime change can invite turbulence in the security of the country.