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CAREC Federation of Carrier and Forwarder Associations

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan

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General Information

Population – 180 Million +

Area – 796,095 sq. km.
Government type  –  parliamentary
Capital city  –  Islamabad
Provinces – 04

Literacy Rate – 56%
International Airports  – 07 (Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, Multan and Sialkot) 
Location  – South Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea, between India on the east and Iran and Afghanistan on the west and China in the north.
Land Boundaries  – total 7,266 km (Afghanistan 2.430 km, China 580 km, India 2.240 km, Iran 909 km).
GDP Growth: 3
.59%  USD 231.0 billion  (2013)
Coastline  – 1,046 km
Climate  – 4 seasons, dry desert, temperate in northwest; arctic in north.
Terrain flat  –  Indus plain in east, mountains in north and northwest, Balochistan plateau in west and desert in south.
Elevation Extremes Lowest point: Arabian Sea 0 m, Highest point: K2 (Mt. Godwin Austin - 8611 meters).



Freight Forwarding Industry

Countries with the capacity to ensure timely and secure transportation of goods between their primary producers and ultimate consumers are likely to win increasing market share in the emerging world trade environment.

The international freight forwarding industry emerged in Pakistan in the early 1980s. Initially, the industry comprised a few firms catering to a niche market to the shipments of plants and machinery.

Growth in the country’s international trade, the growing trend towards containerization and increasing market acceptance of the tangible benefits of international freight forwarding services were the major factors driving industry growth.

Currently, the industry comprises about 550 entities with an estimated annual turnover of Rs 43 billion, over 12,000 employees and geographical coverage in the major export-oriented centers.