Health & safety
Quetta is a safe enough place to visit, by and large, but you should constantly be aware that Balochistan’s (and Afghanistan’s) political tensions can occasionally spill onto the streets. Violence against police and government targets is not unknown, often sparked by Baloch rebels or as a reaction to government action against Islamic militants elsewhere in Pakistan, or Western military actions in Afghanistan. We’d suggest avoiding public demonstrations or large political gatherings. While street crime is usually low, it’s best to avoid walking the streets alone late at night.
Because Quetta is a conservative society, you’re going to receive a warmer reception if you dress and behave respectfully.
There are plenty of pharmacies around Sandeman Civil Hospital and the Maryton and Fabs’s hotels.
Christian Hospital (Mission Hospital; 2824906; Mission Rd)
Lady Dufferin Hospital (2836537; McConaughay Rd)
Sandeman Civil Hospital (9203334; Jinnah Rd) Quetta’s main hospital.
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