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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 $351,207,668
Product trade (2015)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Pakistan
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,045,207 $379,265
02 Veg. Prod. $530,386,552 $27,331,495
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $150,160 $60,003
04 Food Prod. $685,994 $12,258,562
05 Mineral Prod. $7,192,804 $2,822,614
06 Chemical Prod. $3,583,691 $1,525,221
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $3,494,162 $23,325,305
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $34,665 $40,209,680
09 Wood Prod. $32,352,264 $51,502
10 Paper Prod. $15,293,798 $167,780
11 Textiles Prod. $11,231,790 $208,973,680
12 Dress Access. $49,385 $1,065,133
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $90,339 $761,767
14 Precious Metals/stones $419,371 $3,543,548
15 Base Metal Prod. $22,749,747 $9,771,102
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 $3,934,569
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $45,773
20 Misc. Articles $544,968 $14,349,653
21 Antiques $6,224 $16,076

Capital: Islamabad
Population (million): 186.19
Total Area: 803,940km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 79.81 Rupee (PKR)(2015 - Annual average)
National Holiday: Republic 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 Presidential elections: last election was held on 9 September 2013. The President is elected for a term of five years. National Assembly: most recent elections took place on 11 May 2013, next round is expected in 2018. Senate: an election for one-half of the seats in the Senate was held on 5 March 2015. The next election for the other half of the seats is due in March 2018.

Head of State:
President Syed Mamnoon Hussain

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Sartaj Aziz (Advisor to PM on National Security and Foreign Affairs) and Tariq Fatimi (Special Assistant to the PM on Foreign Affairs); Nasser Khan Janjua (National Security Advisor to the PM);
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); Pakistan Muslim League - Quaid-i-Azam (PML-Q); Awami National Party (ANP); Jamiat Ulmaa-e-Islam (F); Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam- Fazlur Rehman (JUI-F); Pakistan Muslim League (Functional) (PML-F); Jamaat-e-Islami (JI); Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP)

Elections:
National Assembly: May 2018; Presidential: September 2018; Senate (1/2 seats): March 2018


Economic Information (2015)

Comparative figures
Type Pakistan Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 345.21 1985.05
GDP per capita: ($) 1854.1 55409.05
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.24 1.18
Inflation: (%) 4.53 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 6 6.89

Product Trade and investment (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $693,117,778
Canadian imports from country: $351,207,668
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Pakistan: $31 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Tariq Azim Khan

Canadian Representation Abroad:


May 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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