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Is travel safe in Pakistan?

over 6 years ago about Pakistan

Pakistan seems to get a bad rep and I think a lot of people would react strangely if I said I was going, but does anyone who has actually been have an opinion to share?

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    The US State Dept has a long and stern warning about safety for its citzens in pakistan. the Australian government urges you to Reconsider Your Need To Travel there, and says Do Not go to: Baluchistan, federally administered tribal areas, the north-west frontier province or the borders with India and Afghanistan.
    And, of course, in August 2010 a vast swathe of the country was hit by a flood disaster of incomprehensible proportions. 6 million people affected. Infrastructure in towns and cities along the Indus River have been devastated. Hundreds of thousands are homeless, food is in short supply, and disease is beginning to spread.

    There's a great deal of anti-Western sentiment in Pakistan, if you think you can blend-in with the crowd you'll reduce the risk to your safety. Going there with a Hawaiian shirt, bermuda shorts, a Nikon and your ipod in your ears, probably won't end well.
    If you desperately want to go there to assist with the flood recovery, be aware some aid workers have been deliberately targeted by groups sympathetic to Al Qaeda and the Taliban. over 6 years ago

    Answered by Ask Phil via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Wow Phil nice an it seems u live yr life by watching fox news open yr eyes plz over 5 years ago

    • Furqan, tell me this bit isn't true: " if you think you can blend-in with the crowd you'll reduce the risk to your safety. Going there with a Hawaiian shirt, bermuda shorts, a Nikon and your ipod in your ears, probably won't end well." Ask Phil over 5 years ago
    • and what's so "Fox news" about "stay away from disaster zones" or "Avoid places where there's a hot war"? Sheesh, seems like common sense not propaganda to me! Ask Phil over 5 years ago
    • and one from Al Arabiya news (not Fox): Tuesday August 30, Taliban kidnap Swiss tourists in Pakistan http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2011/08/08/161406.html Just an example. Ask Phil over 5 years ago
    • on the other hand: "Swat returning to normal after ousting of Taliban (who torched 200 girls' schools so they would stay home among other things)" http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=56766 Ask Phil over 5 years ago
    • August 22 2011 by Syed Atiq ul Hassan: "Images of cold blooded murdered, bodies packed in bags dumped like garbage and brutal tortures of innocent citizens of Karachi have shocked the world. Once it was a city of peaceful people today it is a city of gangsters..." Ask Phil over 5 years ago
    • August 13, reported by AFP: US aid expert kidnapped at gunpoint from his home in Lahore. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5i5EIS9T_WULGKLYTv_golKOlEk0A?docId=CNG.884081aef56acf1a58718197b01abfb5.c1 Ask Phil over 5 years ago
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    Gee Furqan, the name Daniel Pearl ring a bell?! Where was it that Bin Laden was hiding again! Be fair dude, just like there are some really dangerous places for a white guy to go in Pakistan there are some equally or more dangerous places for a Pakistani to go in America. For your edification far left leaning CNN and MSNBC say the same exact things as FOX. Now, during the 1st gulf war I shared a 10 hour train ride in Bulgaria with an Iraqi that I am still close friends with today. So just because both Pakistan and the US can be real dangerous doesn't mean that his answer was not objective. C'mon bro. over 5 years ago

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    • thanks, appreciate the support. Ask Phil over 5 years ago
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    Pakistan is great. Dont be too quick to buy into all the oress hype. Bad news sells. Plenty of foriegners here. Many have settled. There are a few areas one needs to avoid, irrespective of where your from sure. But there are alot of great places to visits. Especially if you like mountains, camping, spicyfood, ancient ruins and architecture or just some breathtaking scenery. Pakistan has it all. Rivers, lakes, plains mountains, caves. Its true about the balouchistan province, that should be avoided. But the rest id fine! And cheap! about 5 years ago

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    Pakistan is very safe and nothing to worry about in Karachi about 5 years ago

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    Hi, until and unless it's absolutely essential to visit that country or till the time u r totally gaga over the typical culture of that country, might as well avoid going there.. about 5 years ago

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    A couple of friends of mine just came back from Pakistan and they an an uneventful trip, as long as you are well-informed and do not venture off the beaten path, you should not encounter problems. Of note, they are amidst a massive bombing in Madrid years ago, in a country that was supposed to be safe and civilised. about 5 years ago

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    Travel is safe as long as you do not go to bad areas of Karachi Peshawar and lahore or Quetta almost 5 years ago

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    It's very safe..n very beautiful.. almost 2 years ago

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