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  • Flag of Pakistan adopted from: http://www.flags.net/PAKS.htm Image 2 adopted from: http://www.wikepedia-encyclopedia.com

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  • 1.  
  • 2.  
  • 3. General Information
  • 4. Brief History
    • British empire
    • 1947 – separation of British India into the Muslim state of Pakistan (East & West)
    • India and Pakistan conflict never satisfactorily resolved
  • 5. History cont'd
    • Fought 2 wars over Kashmir territory
    • East Pakistan separated and became Bangladesh
    • Nuclear competition amongst Pakistan and India
  • 6. Founder of Pakistan
  • 7. Location
    • Southern Asia
    • AKA the middle east Asia
  • 8. Fact File…cont'd
    • Capital – Islamabad
    • Religion - Muslim
    • Size - total: 803,940 sq km
    • Population - 165,803,560 (2006)
  • 9.
    • Climate – mostly hot
    • Language – Urdu and English (official)
    • Government – Federal Republic (democracy)
    Fact File…cont’d
  • 10. Fact File…cont’d
    • Money - Pakistani rupee
    • 1.00 CND = 53.45 Rps
    • Safety – a safe country to do business;
            • Traveling within the country – safe
            • Caution! Do not carry valuables/cash
  • 11. Business Practices
  • 12. Making Appointments
    • Make appointments 3-4 weeks in advance
    • Best time for meetings : late morning or afternoon
    • No meetings during fasting month
    • Warning! Never inquire about a colleague's wife or daughters
  • 13. Negotiation
    • Companies are hierarchal
    • Decisions are made at a slow pace
    • Extremely bureaucratic society
  • 14.
    • Pakistanis are highly skilled negotiators
    • Price = factor in closing a deal
    • Strive for win-win outcomes
    • Do not use high-pressure tactics
    Negotiation cont'd…
  • 15. Business Dress Code
    • Remember! Pakistan is a Muslim country!
    • Dress appropriately!
    • No shorts for both men and women
  • 16. Cultural Notes
  • 17. Greetings
    • Often between same genders
    • Hugging is common (esp. women)
    • Take your time when greeting
    • Best to ask the person how they wish to be addressed
    • First names are not commonly used
  • 18. Addressing with Respect
    • Pakistan is a hierarchal society
    • Respected because of age and position
    • Older people = wise and granted respect
    • Titles = important and denote respect
  • 19. Gift Giving
    • If invited, bring small gifts for the host
    • No white flowers
    • White flowers = for weddings
    • Gifts are not opened when received
    • Present gifts with both hands
  • 20. Traditional Clothing
  • 21.
    • Canada
    • Do not exchange business cards at an initial greeting
    • diverse
    • Organized and proper ways of conducting business
    • Pakistan
    • Exchange business cards – 1 st meeting
    • Build relationships before expanding business
    • Sloppy and unorganized
    Vs
  • 22. Some Wondrous Places Minar-e-Pakistan
  • 23. S.W.P Cont’d… Badshahi Mosque
  • 24. S.W.P Cont’d K2 (8611 m) Second highest mountain in the world
  • 25. S.W.P Cont’d… Nager Valley
  • 26. S.W.P Cont’d Tarbela Dam The largest earth-filled dam in the world 469 feet high and 2,264 feet thick at the base.
  • 27.
    • Thanks for listening!
    The End…