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Czech women kidnapped in Pakistan freed after 2 years

Two female Czech tourists kidnapped in Pakistan in 2013 have been released and have returned to the Czech Republic, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said on Saturday.

"I am glad that I can confirm that Hana Humpalova and Antonie Chrastecka have returned to the Czech Republic this morning," Sobotka said via his spokesman.

http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/03/28/czech-pakistan-kidnapping-idINKBN0MO09F20150328

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Question on Pakistan safety

Hi All,

I am planning to travel from Karakoram Highway in China to Islamabad and then to India in September. So far, I understand that Visa is no issued at the border. The latest LP guide book on Pakistan is in year 2008 and I donot see many recent postings on Pakistan in this forum. I have few safety and where to go questions.

  1. Is it safe to travel through from Sost, Gilgit, Abbottabad, Islamabad, Lahore ?
  2. Is the border open to India at Wagah?
  3. Can I apply India Visa in Islamabad? If so, how…
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Rakaposhi region

I am looking for some information on trekking to Rakaposhi base camp in July .
How many days we should keep in mind from Gilgit ?
Do we need permit for that ?
How to arrange it .

Thanks in advance ..

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Another suicide bomb attack

This time in the Christian area of Lahore, Pakistan's second biggest city. Until now, Lahore was considered a peaceful and relatively safe city.
This incident seems to follow the pattern that there's no pattern, and bombings or killings can occur randomly, anywhere.

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Pakistan Passport: Bandar Abass - Sharjah by ferry.

Hi
I aim to go to UAE by ferry from Iran. I want to ask if anyone from Pakistan has done this before? I am anxious about UAE immigration. I wonder if a Pakistani would be able to pass the UAE (Sharjah) seaport immigration on a normal UAE 14 days visitor visa?
Thank you

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Cycling KKH

Hi

I'm trying to plan a one month cycling trip in the Himalayas in May. I've completed several long distance trips before but really want to do something around the Himalayas. I had originally planned to cycle from Manali to Srinigar in India, however, it seems the road won't be open until June. The Karakoram Highway looks amazing, however, I am finding it difficult to find information on whether it is safe to cycle this route at the moment. It seems that the safest option would be to start in…

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Fairy Meadows/Nanga Parabat Base Camp trek

Hi Guys,
I am going to visit Pakistan end of April, this year. It's going to be my second visit in the country. This time I do plan to go north, KKH, Hunza and then enter China by Khunjerab Pass. Before entering Hunza, I plan to stop on Raikot and spend 3 days doing Fairy Meadows & Nanga Parabat BC trek. According to my plan, I should be able to reach Raikot bridge at 25 April (Saturday) morning. Now some questions arises:
Do I need a guide to get to Fairy Meadows from there? If yes, how I…

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Guide needed for Lahore to Chitral

Hi all,

I have been wanting to travel to Pakistan for five years now and finally this summer I have the chance to visit for three weeks. I would be crossing from India to Lahore and then travelling north. I am especially keen to visit Chitral and the Kalasha valleys.
Can anyone give me up to date info on whether it is possible to travel to Chitral via the Lowari Pass these days. Also any news on whether a police escort is still required in Chitral.

Finally,as a single lady, I would be…

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Trekking to Shimshal pass

Hi,

I have been looking for some information about trek to Shimshal pass in Hunza, how many days, the starting point of the trek, how to arrange it, is it open, what category is the trek ?

thanks

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A recent visit to Pakistan 11-02-2015

Hi Group!

I had a recent visit in Gujarat Pakistan, and it was very good. Being an Indian married to a Pakistani citizen, i have received a good services at the airport and PIA office in Islamabad and kharian.