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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.
5-year trade
Canada - Pakistan
Year Exports Imports
2010 $548,565,664 $271,069,037
2011 $689,334,579 $260,642,745
2012 $281,486,027 $277,537,019
2013 $163,176,002 $294,547,832
2014 $387,189,915 $316,699,236
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Pakistan
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $568,647 $361,538
02 Veg. Prod. $260,551,724 $24,464,576
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $57,788 $80,319
04 Food Prod. $1,351,801 $9,230,886
05 Mineral Prod. $243,578 $1,869,293
06 Chemical Prod. $4,666,352 $832,070
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $747,789 $12,887,772
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $75,150 $33,479,067
09 Wood Prod. $25,517,688 $97,676
10 Paper Prod. $17,491,717 $160,697
11 Textiles Prod. $9,961,807 $199,609,486
12 Dress Access. $125,862 $635,880
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $90,151 $649,637
14 Precious Metals/stones $133,351 $3,099,033
15 Base Metal Prod. $24,273,385 $8,922,260
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $32,132,740 $272,452
17 Vehicles and Equip. $571,970 $116,595
18 Specialized Inst. $6,199,026 $3,335,783
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $48,534
20 Misc. Articles $1,113,033 $13,703,962
21 Antiques $ $15,228

Capital: Islamabad
Population (million): 186.289
Total Area: 803,940km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 90.74 Rupee (PKR)(2014)
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:
National Assembly elections took place on 11 May 2013. The next National Assembly election is due no later than the summer of 2018. A Presidential election was held on 9 September 2013. The President is elected for a term of five years. An election for one-half of the seats in the Senate was held on 2 March 2012. The next Senate election, again for one-half of the seats, is due in March 2015.

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 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); Pakistan Muslim League - Quaid-i-Azam (PML-Q); Awami National Party (ANP); Jamiat Ulmaa-e-Islam (F); Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT)

Elections:
National Assembly: May 2018; Presidential: September 2018; Senate (1/2 seats): March 2015


Economic Information (2014)

Comparative figures
Type Pakistan Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 276.27 1975.58
GDP per capita: ($) 1483 55662.75
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.14 2.53
Inflation: (%) 8.62 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 6.75 6.92

Trade and Investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $387,189,915
Canadian imports from country: $316,699,236
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Pakistan: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Chargé d’Affaires Abrar Hussain Hashmi

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Heather Cruden


August 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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