Is Pakistan safe to travel in?
Replies: 17 - Last Post: Nov 30, 2012 5:08 AM Last Post By: k2_heights
Nov 17, 2012 1:20 AM
Nov 17, 2012 3:51 AM
Nov 17, 2012 4:29 AM
Nov 17, 2012 10:43 AM
3Bonjour from Islamabad,
No destination in world is cent pour cent safe these days dear theworldjog, but one's to avoid the troubled areas and continue the journey.
North (Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral ) are safe, people are friendly and hospitable, no worries.
Avoid Karachi, the troubled city these days due to tarhet killings and unrest.
Near Peshawar, the smugglers should be avoided, close to tribal areas, so please be aware of that.
In Lahore and other tombs in Punjab, the rush hours should be avoided due to threats of attacks.
I wish you safe and happy journey to Pakistan ..
Nov 18, 2012 3:47 AM
4Comparatively the mountainous regions re safer then south but the over all security situation in Pakistan has gone better now.
You 'd need paper work like letter of invitation (LOI) from Pakistan based tour operator for your visa.
Nov 18, 2012 4:07 AM
5Get your Pak visa in home country. Pakistan has stopped issuing visas in host countries. You may need a letter of invitation from a Pakistan based tour operator in order to get your Pak visa in home country.
Northern areas such as Chitral, Kalash valleys and Gilgit Baltistan are safe to visit where as in cities visit Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Peshawar. Avoid visiting Tribal areas as things are not very promising there.
Nov 18, 2012 5:24 AM
6Bonjour from Islamabad,
Pakistan visa is not easy to arrange nowadays because of paperwork.
You'd need to apply in your own town, where you live and belong.
A letter from a Pakistani tour outfitter along with some hotel reservation in Pakistan ( sorted out by tour outfitter ).
Good luck ..
Nov 19, 2012 1:42 AM
7Bonjour from Islamabad,
Only those European tourists don't need a LOI for the Pakistan visa who've already been to Pakistan in the recent years otherwise Germans, Swedish, Austrians and French etc. they all need a LOI from a Pakistan based tour outfitter and sometimes along with a hotel reservation in Pakistan .
Bon voyage ..
Nov 19, 2012 2:31 AM
Nov 20, 2012 12:58 AM
Nov 20, 2012 4:48 AM
Nov 20, 2012 8:01 AM
11Pakistan is full of contrasts. It is quite possibly the most naturally beautiful place in the world. At the same time, in places, the abject poverty is worse.This poverty coexists in many places with over the top opulence on the estates of the ultra rich.
Anyplace where there is such disparity in wealth and standards of living you are going to find problems. Having said that, I think by nature that the overwhelming majority of Pakistani people are warm, friendly, proud of their homeland and want visitors to have a wonderful time there. Just use common sense. however I did have ideas of people staring and brushing up against you but all the time I was on my own nobody had any interest in me unless I wanted to make conversation or take a photo..... and it is always better to hire a car/driver specially if you are traveling alone as the driver can act as a companion and a guide and will keep you safe and away from dangers.
Plus, everyone should go to Paksitan at least once in their life. It's a must see destination.
Nov 20, 2012 10:03 AM
Nov 20, 2012 11:43 AM
13Pakistan is always surrounded by many problem since from its independence but nature and shape of problem change from time to time. The basic question is safety of the travellers during their stay in Pakistan. No doubt people here are hospitable and welcoming through out the country. Pakistan have lot to offer to tourists and investors. Just for explanation, valley of Swat and Khyber pass were favourite area to all the travellers but now it is close for foreigners .
In these day, tourists can visit without any worries Northern area, Lahore, Taxila, Chitral, Kalash valleys and Murri hills and other all historical places.
Nov 24, 2012 7:47 AM
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