Pakistan

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

 

Currency - Business hours - Transportation - Internet - Basic conversation guide - Langages spoken


Currency

The currency is the Pakistani rupee (PKR).

 

Automatic Teller Machines (ATM)
To find out the locations of ATMs in Pakistan , click on the link to your credit card: Visa, Mastercard or American Express


Business hours

Opening hours vary with the regions and the seasons.



Transportation

Road
Except the main roads, which connect the cities, the network is very poor and the secondary network is composed of badly maintained roads requiring the use of 4x4 vehicle. There is only one highway (Motorway 2) from Islamabad to Lahore. The traffic being important and anarchic, it is better to travel, if possible, with a rented car and with a professional chauffeur. No difficulty in finding gas supply on the main roads. In the event of an accident, call the nearest police station in order to draw up the accident statement. There are no hospitals in remote places.



Rail
Rather good on the whole but punctuality and comfort are weak. There are frequent bomb attacks against trains.

Air
As for domestic flights, the national airline PIA has a good connections network. Aero Asia and Bhoja Air are private companies which ensure a few domestic flights notably because of the poor shape of their planes.

 


Internet

The Internet suffix is: .pk



Languages spoken

Official language: Urdu. Commercial languages: Urdu and English. Urdu is the official language of Pakistan. It is important to note that Pendjabi, Sindhi and Pashto are other languages which are frequently spoken.


Last modified in January 2006
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