Pakistan is part of Asia with main city at Islamabad. It's usually 🌤️ 9.89 °C in Pakistan with a rainfall of 🌧 12.16 mm. Tipping is usually not expected in Pakistan. Internet speed in Pakistan is on average 2.1 Mbps. In Pakistan you drive on the left side. Its Developing country with a population of 194M people. The main currency is Pakistan Rupee. The languages spoken are English and Urdu. Automatic teller machines are rare in Pakistan. Current travel safety advice is Reconsider your need to travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing 🌤️ ~9.89 °C 🌧 ~12.16 mm 👨👩👦👦 194M people
Pakistan Travel Advice
🛡️ Travel safety
Reconsider your need to travel
There are ongoing protests in Pakistan. Avoid demonstrations and protests. These can turn violent. The security situation is evolving and remains unpredictable. Authorities may suspend internet and mobile phone networks and close roads and highways at short notice. Transit to and from Islamabad International Airport may be impeded by protest activity. Monitor media for information on the latest developments and follow the instructions of local authorities. See Safety. Terrorist groups hostile to foreign interests operate in Pakistan. The threat of attack remains very high. We continue to advise reconsider your need to travel to Pakistan and do not travel to some areas of Pakistan. Reporting since late 2022 has identified the potential for increased attacks in Islamabad, including at major hotels. In response, heightened security arrangements are in place, including an increased security force presence and additional checkpoints. Australian officials in Islamabad have been advised to increase vigilance and limit travel within the city. We advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Pakistan overall due to the volatile security situation and very high threat of terrorist attack, kidnapping and violence. Higher levels apply in some areas.
Pakistan Essential travel details
Pakistan uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type D.
The languages that are typically spoken are English and Urdu
Money in Pakistan
💱 Currencies Used
Pakistan uses the Pakistani rupee (symbol: ?), code PKR.Banknotes come in denominations of 5000, 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20 and 10 rupees. Rupee is subdivided into 100 paisas. Coins come in denominations of 5, 2 and 1 rupees.
Automatic teller machines are rare in Pakistan. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Not expected, but can leave extra tip Tipping is usually not expected in Pakistan. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip.
Calling in Pakistan
Internet speed in Pakistan is on average 2.1 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Pakistan is very low. It's quite hard to find one.
You can buy a SIM card for about 1,442.17 PKR, which includes 20 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: Jazz, Telenor, Ufone or Zong. Pakistan uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Pakistan upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Pakistan, dial +, then 92 (the country code for Pakistan), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Pakistan, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 21 .
Driving in Pakistan
🛣️ Road rules
In Pakistan you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on expressways, 120 km/h (74 mph) on motorways, 40-70 km/h (24-43 mph) in all built-up areas and 60-100 km/h (37-62 mph) on undivided highways.
Pakistan country map
Pakistan travel details
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