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
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.
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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