Pakistan destination information

All you need to know before visiting Pakistan

Pakistan summary

Pakistan is a big country with around 194M Pakistani. Official languages are Urdu and English. Pakistan uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+05:00. Currency used in Pakistan is Pakistan Rupee (PKR).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 152
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 218

ATMs in Pakistan are Rare. Internet speed in Pakistan is on average 2.1 Mbps. In Pakistan you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Karachi
🗣️ English Urdu
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 194M ☀️ ~20 °C 🌧 ~22 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 882k km2 (341k mi²)
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📧 Pakistani visa Online
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Pakistan uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type D.

Languages 🗣️

  • English
  • Urdu


Currency 💱

100 PKR = 0.63 USD

Pakistan uses the Pakistani rupee (symbol: ?), code PKR.Banknotes come in denominations of 5000, 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20 and 10 rupees. Rupee is subdivided into 100 paisas. Coins come in denominations of 5, 2 and 1 rupees.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are rare in Pakistan. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Not expected, but can leave extra tip

Tipping is usually not expected in Pakistan. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip.

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Pakistan uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Pakistan upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Police :


Ambulance :


Fire department :


Calling ☎️


To call Pakistan, dial +, then 92 (the country code for Pakistan), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.


For local calls within Pakistan, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 21 .

international: + 92 21 1234567
calling local: 021 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Pakistan is on average 2.1 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Pakistan is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 1,442.17 PKR, which includes 20 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: Jazz, Telenor, Ufone or Zong.


Rules 🚗

In Pakistan you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on expressways, 120 km/h (74 mph) on motorways, 40-70 km/h (24-43 mph) in all built-up areas and 60-100 km/h (37-62 mph) on undivided highways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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