Canada–Pakistan relations

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Pakistani-Canadian relations
Map indicating locations of Pakistan and Canada

Pakistan

Canada

Canada–Pakistan relations refer to relations between Pakistan and Canada. Canada is represented through its High Commission in Islamabad as well as consulates in Karachi and Lahore, and Pakistan is represented through its High Commission in Ottawa as well as Consulates-General in Toronto, Montréal, and Vancouver. Both countries are members of the Commonwealth of Nations.

According to a 2013 BBC World Service Poll, 11% of Canadians view Pakistan's influence positively, with 72% expressing a negative view. However, Pakistani views of Canada are much more divided, with 27% viewing Canada positively and 29% viewing Canada negatively.[1]

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Figures from the 2006 Canadian Census from StatsCan indicate that there are about 124,000 Canadians who claim Pakistani ancestry.[2] There are however sources which show the data maybe inaccurate and is likely to be more than double this figure. With some sources estimating that the Pakistani Canadian population maybe as high as 250,000[3] and the Canadian Government quoting a figure of over 300,000,[4][5] adding that "they continue to make significant contributions to the prosperity and multi-cultural fabric of Canada."[4]

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