Pakistan

Capital Islamabad

Population 194,125,062

Area 881,912 km2

Key facts

Pakistan is a country located in Southern Asia. There are 4 countries (Afghanistan, China, India, Iran) that Pakistan shares its borders with. As for languages, the country's residents speak English and Urdu. Traveling across Pakistan if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Pakistan was ranked 63rd out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Pakistan is Pakistani rupee (PKR). The rupee (Rs) is subdivided into 100 paisa.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 224.04 PKR and 1 USD is worth 228.1 PKR.

Pakistani
Banknotes

RS10Rs50Rs100Rs500Rs1000

Pakistani
Coins

Rs1Rs2Rs5

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Pakistan is 16.42 Mbps and mobile is 20.67 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Pakistan.11.14 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Pakistan, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 4 socket types used in Pakistan. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries. Type D is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type D 230 V, 50 Hz  Type G 230 V, 50 Hz  Type M 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Pakistan?

There are Mariott hotels in 2 cities: Islamabad and Karachi.

There are no Hilton hotels in Pakistan.

There are no IHG hotels in Pakistan.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Pakistan.

There are no Radisson hotels in Pakistan.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Pakistan.

What fast food chains are present in Pakistan?

Biryani, Nihari are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Pakistan. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Pakistan below.

The McDonald's chain operates in Pakistan.

The KFC chain operates in Pakistan.

The Burger King chain operates in Pakistan.

The Subway chain operates in Pakistan.

The Domino's Pizza chain operates in Pakistan.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Pakistan.

Weather

Today the sun in Islamabad, rises at 6:03 AM and sets at 5:48 PM. The climate of Islamabad may be categorized as a Humid subtropical (Cwa), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5SunnyLow: 20.6°C (69.08°F)High: 32.7°C (90.86°F)
ThursdayOct 6Rain showersLow: 21.5°C (70.7°F)High: 30.3°C (86.54°F)
FridayOct 7OvercastLow: 19.6°C (67.28°F)High: 30.5°C (86.9°F)
SaturdayOct 8Partly cloudlyLow: 18.2°C (64.76°F)High: 30.7°C (87.26°F)
SundayOct 9SunnyLow: 18°C (64.4°F)High: 31.1°C (87.98°F)
MondayOct 10Partly cloudlyLow: 19.4°C (66.92°F)High: 30.7°C (87.26°F)

Weather data for Islamabad (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems The subway system is available in Lahore.

Taxi Apps You can use Uber in 8 cities. Bolt is not available in Pakistan.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Pakistan.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 5.0, Pakistan is placed 61st out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Pakistan traffic is left-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  34.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2018.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 13.00 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 3: Reconsider travel. 

Emergency phones in Pakistan

15 Police
16 Ambulance
16 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Inconsistent or only partially enforced smoke-free laws

Cananbis legality Recreational usage: Illegal
Medical usage: Legal in certain circumstances

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Pakistan?

Currently, citizens of 4 countries can enter Pakistan without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Pakistan.

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