Money & costs
Changing cash isn’t a problem in Quetta, but travellers cheques frequently draw blank looks from bank staff. Authorised private moneychangers are often the quickest places, operating from around Jinnah and Iqbal Rds. The hours included below indicate when you are able to change foreign currency.
Bank of Pakistan (Jinnah Rd; 9am-1.30pm Mon-Thu, 9am-12.30pm Fri & Sat) Main branch.
Habib Bank (Jinnah Rd; 9am-12.30pm Mon-Thu, 9-11.30am Fri & Sat) The Habib’s main branch has a 24-hour ATM.
Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB; Iqbal Rd; 9am-1.30pm Mon-Thu, 9am-12.30pm Fri & Sat) Has a 24-hour ATM.
Standard Chartered Bank (Jinnah Rd; 9am-5pm Mon-Thu, 9am-12.30pm & 3-5pm Fri, 9am-12.30pm Sat) The most consistent place to change travellers cheques, although there’s a daily limit of US$300 on how much you can change, and a Rs 500 commission. Has a 24-hour ATM.