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Pakistan
  • Imports from Pakistan A$194 million
  • Exports to Pakistan A$402 million
  • Capital Islamabad
  • Official Languages Urdu, English
  • Area 796,000 sq km
  • Population 182.6 million

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New university agreement links Australia and Pakistan
16 May 2014
The University of New South Wales (UNSW) has further strengthened research ties with South Asia by signing an agreement with Pakistan's National University of Science and Technology (NUST). UNSW and ...
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Pioneering a new coffee house experience in Pakistan
31 Mar 2014
Gloria Jean’s Coffees, the Australian-owned global coffee company, has grown from over 200 local coffee houses in Australia to having a significant global footprint.

Doing business

If travelling to remote or rural areas it is advisable to register your travel plans with the Australian High Commission in Islamabad.

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Country Profile

Content supplied by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

  • ECONOMIC CLIMATE
    Pakistan's economy is made up of the services sector (50 per cent), industry/manufacturing (25 per cent) and agriculture (25 per cent).
    » read more at DFAT
  • POLITICAL CLIMATE
    Pakistan has a federal system of government with a bicameral legislature: the National Assembly and the Senate.
    » read more at DFAT
  • TRADE RELATIONS
    Australia-Pakistan total two-way trade in 2012 was $879 million, compared with $703 million in 2010 and $600 million in 2008.
    » read more at DFAT

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Register a business in Pakistan

The Pakistan Board of Investment and Trade provides information for international businesses looking to setup and invest in Pakistan. See the Pakistan Board of Investment and Trade website for further information.

OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

Multinational Enterprises should be aware of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises that provide voluntary principles and standards for responsible business behaviour in a variety of areas, consistent with applicable domestic laws. These Guidelines are endorsed and promoted by the Australian Government. For more information, go to the AusNCP website.

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