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usaustralia
post Jan 9 2008, 09:17 AM
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I am planning to go through Turkey
Iran and Pakistan and india by overland. I at this point
no nothing of Pakistan. Nowadays Is Pakistan safe after assassination of Bhutto?
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post Jan 9 2008, 09:20 AM
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I saw the front cover of "The Economist" magazine on my lunch break and it said "The most dangerous country on Earth" above a picture of the Pakistani flag......


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post Jan 9 2008, 10:38 AM
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I don't know if right now is such a great time to go. Things are pretty volatile. News articles are always going to sensationalize things, no matter what, but this situation in particular is a tough one.

Personally, I'd wait and see what happens over the next little while first.....try to see if you can find some first-hand information from someone who's traveling there now. What you read in the media often never gives you a very accurate picture from my experience.

The most important thing is your safety. Right now, anything can happen in Pakistan.


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post Jan 9 2008, 10:50 AM
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Yeah the media always makes things sound much worse than they are but there are far safer places in the world right now than Pakistan.

I'm planning on doing the same trip so I'm keeping an eye on the situation. Good job I'm completely broke at the moment and have no chance of travelling there. Hopefully the situation will be better when I want to visit.


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post Jan 9 2008, 10:53 AM
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The Canadian government is saying that we should "avoid non-essential travel"

http://www.voyage.gc.ca/dest/report-en.asp?country=229000


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post Jan 24 2008, 03:58 AM
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dance.gif I am the new one to join this site from pakistan.There is no thing wrong in Pakistan.You can visit the Pakistan very freely.The peoples of Pakistan are very simple and sincere.If you want to come to Pakistan there is no hardle in your way ok Have a good trip of Pakistan :flowers


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post Jan 26 2008, 08:13 PM
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Well it all depends on where you are going, Yeah Pakistan is safe I just came back from Pakistan 2 weeks ago and I was there when the assassination and all the rioting was going on. Pakistanis are very welcoming people and they love to see people coming from other countries its just a big misunderstanding about Pakistan. I think you should go on with your trip and give it a real chance try to meet local people. you will have a great time. I hope you go on with your trip Pakistan is a very beautiful country. I would assume you are from Australia, try to go when the Australian team is there too, people are CRAZY about cricket in pakistan
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post Jan 26 2008, 08:19 PM
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QUOTE(shak @ Jan 24 2008, 03:58 AM) *

dance.gif I am the new one to join this site from pakistan.There is no thing wrong in Pakistan.You can visit the Pakistan very freely.The peoples of Pakistan are very simple and sincere.If you want to come to Pakistan there is no hardle in your way ok Have a good trip of Pakistan :flowers


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I am planning to go through Turkey
Iran and Pakistan and india by overland. I at this point
no nothing of Pakistan. Nowadays Is Pakistan safe after assassination of Bhutto?


Of course go.....if it is your time, not matter where you are, you will get your time!!!
Im going to AFghanistan next month and gods willing, I will get to see something spectacular and not afraid to go alone as a woman!
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post Jan 27 2008, 11:19 AM
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Be careful but not afraid.

I was there for two months recently and thought Pakistan was great, but go with your heart and not mine.

And there will be some kind of violence while you are there (within a huge country), so be prepared and aware if you choose to go.
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post Apr 8 2008, 12:02 PM
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Well that's good to hear, a lot of times those government warnings are a little over zealous, warning people excessively, so that people don't get hurt and then sue, or something...


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post Apr 15 2008, 08:26 AM
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If you are planning to drive, make doubly sure you have your papers in order, or your vehicle will be confiscated at the Pak border. You need to have taxes paid at borders, and especially something they call "carne du passage" (sp?) a french phrase meaning "right of passage" or something similar. Without this, you will be confiscated and will have to buy another vehicle when you get over the border.


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post May 10 2008, 07:26 AM
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[quote name='hhptrek' date='Jan 30 2008, 02:00 PM' post='39430']
[quote name='usaustralia' post='37805' date='Jan 9 2008, 09:17 AM']
I am planning to go through Turkey
Iran and Pakistan and india by overland. I at this point
no nothing of Pakistan. Nowadays Is Pakistan safe after assassination of Bhutto?
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it is safae and sound in Pakistan don't worry to visit here if you need any help please let us know at www.karakorumexplorers.com
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post Oct 1 2010, 01:29 AM
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I just made a trip there last year, and i can tell you that you dont wanna go there. It gets pretty scary. I was intimidated by seeing people carrying guns on the streets of karachi!
The situation is really bad. Take my hint, and avoid that place
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post Oct 1 2010, 11:00 AM
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QUOTE(imwaqas @ Sep 9 2008, 12:29 PM) *

Pakistani cities are totally safe and People are very welcoming and helpful. Just avoid going to remote areas without any local person.

Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Multan etc all are totally safe cities.

From the news, looks to me it will be the next war zone. So sad because behind all the politcs, there are people like you and I there who just wish to have a good life, family, children and safety. Instead you get terroized, villages are blown away and families killed. How sad is that in this time of life where we should "All just get along"!



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post Feb 11 2011, 08:39 AM
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i live in Pakistan... and i think i am use to of uncertain situations now......

i cant comment abt safety but i know one thing, if i don't mess with someone, i will remain safe.....


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O guyz. If u get a chance of visiting Pakistan, then consider urself lucky!!..................Pakistan is safe and is really beautiful. Now that no part of the world is safe, so how can u think like that about Pakistan.
They have everything, power, unity, safety, high education etc..............I think it's not a third world country and is really better that India and Afghanistan.
I visited it and I love it. The people are really hospitable. They aren't rude or something...



SO YEAH! PAKISTAN IS A HEAVEN TO VISIT. =)
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post Aug 19 2011, 09:11 PM
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I'm planning on visiting Karachi this december, has anyone been there lately?
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QUOTE(tollemutti @ Aug 19 2011, 09:11 PM) *

I'm planning on visiting Karachi this december, has anyone been there lately?

There were troubles in karachi but now it is noraml to life. Please keep yoursef to the posh areas to be on safe side.
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