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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
2009 $408,628,116 $242,608,781
2010 $548,565,664 $271,069,037
2011 $689,334,579 $260,729,616
2012 $281,411,718 $277,556,047
2013 $166,006,867 $294,298,458
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Pakistan
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $302,454 $286,737
02 Veg. Prod. $40,056,111 $27,401,029
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $95,552 $46,108
04 Food Prod. $654,368 $8,360,240
05 Mineral Prod. $499,182 $1,537,234
06 Chemical Prod. $5,111,367 $1,506,496
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $1,378,566 $2,550,152
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $214,460 $28,623,977
09 Wood Prod. $21,307,150 $55,801
10 Paper Prod. $16,241,065 $192,912
11 Textiles Prod. $13,409,141 $195,724,842
12 Dress Access. $264,186 $1,064,346
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $73,938 $597,940
14 Precious Metals/stones $969,086 $3,058,457
15 Base Metal Prod. $36,064,922 $3,290,874
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $23,172,392 $467,576
17 Vehicles and Equip. $946,695 $84,138
18 Specialized Inst. $3,908,803 $3,072,824
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $49,577
20 Misc. Articles $496,550 $13,724,429
21 Antiques $ $22,356

Capital: Islamabad
Population (million): 182.589
Total Area: 803,940km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 97.74 Rupee (PKR)(2013)
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)

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


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Pakistan Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 245.76 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 1345.96 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.62 2.01
Inflation: (%) 7.36 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 6.7 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $166,006,867
Canadian imports from country: $294,298,458
FDI in Canada: $ million (2012)
CDI in Pakistan: $ million (2012)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Akbar Zeb

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Greg Giokas


April 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-21