Factsheet : Pakistan

Official Title:
Islamic Republic of Pakistan


General Information

Capital: Islamabad
Population (million): 200.96
Total Area: 881,913km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 80.47 Rupee (PKR) (2018- 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 Dr. Arif-ur-rehman Alvi

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Imran Khan

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Mehmood Qureshi
Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs: Asad Umar
Adviser to the PM on Commerce, Textile, Industry and Production and Investment: Abdul Razak

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: 2018 (next: July 2023); Presidential: 2018 (next Sept. 2023); Senate (1/2 seats): 2018 (next: March 2021)


Economic Information (2018)

Comparative figures
Type Pakistan Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 405.94 2,222.58
GDP per capita: ($) 2,019.98 60,078.85
GDP growth rate: (%) 5.23 1.83
Inflation: (%) 3.92 2.24
Unemployment: (%) 6.08 5.82

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $672,605,765
Canadian imports from country: $449,590,941
FDI in Canada (2018) : $ million
CDI in country (2018): $1 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Raza Bashir Tarar

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Wendy Gilmour


February 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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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
2015 $691,123,294 $350,996,791
2016 $1,078,492,217 $363,976,574
2017 $746,973,472 $410,844,473
2018 $609,582,994 $436,173,050
2019 $672,605,765 $449,590,941
Product trade (2019)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Pakistan
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $4,321,399 $397,287
02 Veg. Prod. $495,478,233 $28,968,276
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $79,379 $181,043
04 Food Prod. $2,123,119 $18,935,002
05 Mineral Prod. $460,398 $8,250,045
06 Chemical Prod. $6,362,221 $1,508,007
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $1,304,328 $43,605,282
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $549,808 $47,896,413
09 Wood Prod. $29,067,322 $53,800
10 Paper Prod. $31,436,535 $289,408
11 Textiles Prod. $17,640,556 $259,250,293
12 Dress Access. $161,975 $2,354,714
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $65,348 $679,108
14 Precious Metals/stones $1,242,982 $1,293,232
15 Base Metal Prod. $25,748,662 $10,304,720
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $43,455,582 $679,630
17 Vehicles and Equip. $1,905,146 $185,884
18 Specialized Inst. $8,092,869 $5,440,839
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $32,042
20 Misc. Articles $549,900 $18,361,474
21 Antiques $ $8,935