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Pakistan

Official Title:
Islamic Republic of Pakistan


General Information

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Pakistan
Year Exports Imports
2011 $689,334,579 $260,642,745
2012 $281,486,027 $277,537,019
2013 $163,005,398 $294,516,222
2014 $387,189,915 $316,610,320
2015 $693,117,778 $350,973,088
Product trade (2015)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Pakistan
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,045,207 $379,265
02 Veg. Prod. $530,386,932 $27,331,495
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $150,160 $60,003
04 Food Prod. $686,952 $12,258,562
05 Mineral Prod. $7,192,804 $2,785,849
06 Chemical Prod. $3,583,691 $1,531,142
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $3,494,162 $23,325,746
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $34,665 $40,265,212
09 Wood Prod. $32,352,264 $51,502
10 Paper Prod. $15,293,798 $167,818
11 Textiles Prod. $11,231,790 $208,648,391
12 Dress Access. $49,385 $1,065,424
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $90,339 $762,070
14 Precious Metals/stones $419,371 $3,543,548
15 Base Metal Prod. $22,749,747 $9,771,242
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $40,540,291 $305,184
17 Vehicles and Equip. $3,227,581 $99,717
18 Specialized Inst. $18,695,869 $3,934,632
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $45,773
20 Misc. Articles $544,968 $14,387,889
21 Antiques $6,224 $16,076

Capital: Islamabad
Population (million): 189.87
Total Area: 881,913km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 79.81 Rupee (PKR)(2015 - Annual average)
National Holiday: Pakistan Day: March 23; Independence Day: August 14
Language(s): Urdu & English, Punjabi and variants, Sindhi, Pashtu, Balochi


Political Information

Type of State:
Federal Republic

Type of Government:
Federal Republic with a bicameral legislature. The President is elected for a term of five years. Half of the Senate is elected every 3 years for a 6 year term. The National Assembly is elected every 5 years.

Head of State:
President Syed Mamnoon Hussain

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Muhammad Nawaz Sharif (Prime Minister)
Finance, Economic Affairs: Muhammad Ishaq Dar
Commerce: Khurram Dastgir Khan

Main Political Parties:
Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N); Pakistan People’s Party (PPP); Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI); Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)

Elections:
National Assembly: 11 May 2013 (next: May 2018); Presidential: 9 September 2013 (next: September 2018); Senate (1/2 seats): 5 March 2015 (next: March 2018)


Economic Information (2015)

Comparative figures
Type Pakistan Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 347.50 1,987.87
GDP per capita: ($) 1,830.20 55,487.60
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.04 1.08
Inflation: (%) 4.53 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 5.9 6.89

Product Trade and investment (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $693,117,778
Canadian imports from country: $350,973,088
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Pakistan: $31 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Tariq Azim Khan

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner designate Perry John Calderwood


October 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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