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PAKISTAN

Official Country Name ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN

Languages PUNJABI, URDU, ENGLISH

Population 207,862,518

Median Age 24.1

GDP Per Capita US $5,400

Source: CIA World Factbook

Total Value of Art Exported (UN Comtrade Database 2018) US $223,798

Arts Funding (Cultural Services) US $4,629,000

Art Programs (University Level) 33

Student Enrollment N/A

Source: Central Statistics Organisation, AAP (non-official)

Museums Exhibiting Contemporary Art 6

Contemporary Art Galleries (Commercial) 26

Contemporary Art Spaces (Nonprofit) 11

Art Foundations (NGO + Private) 3

Source: AAP (non-official)

Imran Khan, Pakistan’s prime minister, has now served more than one year in office. His criticisms of India’s annexation of the contested Kashmir region resonated with many Pakistanis. The country remains in the midst of an economic crisis, with growing unemployment, but with the new government pushing for change, Khan has embraced environmental concerns and is focused on boosting tourism.

With the advent of biennials in Karachi and Lahore, in 2017 and 2018, respectively,, in collaboration with Hunerkada College of Visual and Performing Arts, organized the (11/18–30), bringing together artists and performers across Pakistan and from 34 other countries.

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