Population of Pakistan (2004 est.): 163,985,373
Population of Canada (2006 est.): 32,547,200
Area of Pakistan: 880,254 square km.
Area of Canada: 9,984,670 square km.
Population Density of Pakistan: 211 per square km.
Population Density of Canada: 3.2 per square km.
Pakistani armed forces (combined): approx. 1,000,000
Canadian armed forces (combined): approx. 88,000
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf told CBC Tuesday that, compared with those suffered by Pakistan, the Canadian military casualties from fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan have been insubstantial.
He said, “We have suffered 500 casualties…Canadians may have suffered four or five.”
“You suffer two dead and you cry and shout all around the place that there are coffins,” he continued, “Well, we have had 500 coffins.”
(Actually, since deploying in Afghanistan in 2001, 36 Canadian troops and one diplomat have been killed.)