Frequently asked questions: FAQ

Is it safe to travel in Pakistan?   

Pakistan used to be a safe and ideal tourist destination but after NATO forces invasion in Afghanistan, since 2001 there is uncertainty in some parts of the country. Now, there are areas which are safe and some which are unsafe. The areas which are safe to travel for tourists are some parts of Sindh, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Northern Areas of Pakistan especially Gilgit, Hunza, and Skardu are safe to travel. * Itís advisable to avail, tour operator services to ensure the security of the foreign tourists.

After 9/11 America and its allies started a war against terrorists, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan is a particular target of this war. Pakistan Army in summer 2009 started its operation against Taliban in Swat which in result about ten million people forced to flee to different parts of Pakistan. Now there is peace in Swat Valley and all the residence have been returned to their home. After Swat, Pakistan Army started operation against Taliban strong hold South Waziristan border with Afghanistan and with this effort of Pakistan Army cleared most of South Waziristan from Taliban. Now, after this Army operation, the big city of Pakistan like Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad are also feeling more secure. 

The Language: 

Urdu is the national language and English is Pakistanís official language and is pretty much understood all over the country. Most of the signboards are in English.

About Weather: Please click: www.paknet.com.pk 

Population & Area: Presently, Pakistan population is approx. 18 million and the total area is 803, 950 sq. kms. *Population censes are being conducted from March, 2017.

Distance from the Airport to hotels: Normally the time taken from the Islamabad International Airport to the city hotels is about 15-30 minutes. This depends upon the condition of the traffic at the time of the day. The distance varies from 15 to 25 kilometers. 

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