Pakistan-Canada total exports have registered an impressive 32% growth to $313 millions in the January-September 2021 as compared to the $237.1 millions in January-September 2020, as per the figures shared by Statistics Canada.
Pakistan-Canada Exports Values was revealed during an online public forum-cum-ekatchehry organized by the Pakistan High Commission (PHC) in Canada, along with its Consulates in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal, to take up questions and concerns of the Pakistan diaspora in Canada about consular and public services offered by the Government of Pakistan.
To another question, the members of the Pakistani community were informed that a series of educational webinars and e-workshops were being planned by the Pakistan High Commission in Canada. He said the first such webinar involving educational experts and consultants from Pakistan-Canada would be held on 23 November 2021.
The purpose of the webinars will be to explore opportunities and prospects for Pakistani students to pursue higher education in Canada under the Student Direct Stream launched by the Government of Canada to fast-track visa processing for students from certain countries, including Pakistan.
Earlier, addressing the public forum, Pakistan High Commissioner to Canada, Ameer Khurram Rathore, said that the Government of Pakistan under Prime Minister Imran considered the role and contribution of overseas Pakistanis to the development of Pakistan as extremely important.
It was in the spirit of recognizing their role in national development that the overseas Pakistan had been granted the right to vote in the next election after the passage of The Elections (Second Amendment) Bill, 2021, in the joint session of the Parliament on November 17th, he added.
During the forum, Consul General of Pakistan Toronto, Abdul Hameed, Consul General of Pakistan Montreal, Ishtiak Akil, and Consul General of Pakistan Vancouver, Janbaz Khan, addressed various questions and concerns about a host of issues, including online issuance of power of attorney, issuance of NICOP to children born in Canada, use of Roshan Digital Accounts and promotion of international tourism, particularly religious and medical tourism, in Pakistan.