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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
2012 $281,486,027 $277,537,019
2013 $163,005,398 $294,516,222
2014 $387,100,194 $316,628,841
2015 $691,123,293 $350,996,734
2016 $1,078,499,716 $364,091,959
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Pakistan
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,442,634 $422,212
02 Veg. Prod. $894,139,903 $21,477,575
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $84,535 $139,295
04 Food Prod. $1,078,573 $13,742,191
05 Mineral Prod. $338,205 $4,601,620
06 Chemical Prod. $7,114,519 $1,882,600
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $2,089,069 $30,792,992
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $119,845 $34,858,557
09 Wood Prod. $40,656,975 $49,271
10 Paper Prod. $22,412,647 $161,206
11 Textiles Prod. $10,440,736 $216,346,298
12 Dress Access. $325,375 $1,573,274
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $174,123 $948,024
14 Precious Metals/stones $294,610 $3,251,857
15 Base Metal Prod. $28,402,434 $12,624,556
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $49,640,163 $292,150
17 Vehicles and Equip. $7,127,910 $90,509
18 Specialized Inst. $10,818,155 $4,249,434
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $48,548
20 Misc. Articles $451,095 $15,515,884
21 Antiques $ $70,501

Capital: Islamabad
Population (million): 193.56
Total Area: 881,913km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 78.35273 Rupee (PKR) (2016 - 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 Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Khawaja Asif
Finance, Economic Affairs: Muhammad Ishaq Dar
Commerce: Pervaiz Malik

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 (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Pakistan Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 376.61 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 1,945.72 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.71 1.43
Inflation: (%) 2.86 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 5.96 7

Product Trade and investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $1,078,499,716
Canadian imports from country: $364,091,959
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Pakistan: $5 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Tariq Azim Khan

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Perry John Calderwood


August 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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