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    Looking for a cheap place to live in Murree or other Northern areas.

    I'm still hoping to build something myself but this seems very cheap. In Murree Resorts at new Murree. https://www.olx.com.pk/item/new-double-storey-house-iid-1013287728
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    Thanks for your kind offer my friend and my condolences on your loss. I've replied on the thread...

    Thanks for your kind offer my friend and my condolences on your loss. I've replied on the thread to your post. All the best, Jonathan
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    Looking for a cheap place to live in Murree or other Northern areas.

    Great, thank you. A couple more questions if you don't mind. How would I go about checking the restrictions in a particular area? Is their a website I can go to or an office I would visit? I've not traveled that road. I intended to but snow was blocking it before Nathia Gali, and as it started...
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    I tried but struggled to find the option too haha!

    I tried but struggled to find the option too haha!
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    Looking for a cheap place to live in Murree or other Northern areas.

    Yes I wondered at baqabza, what does it actually mean? Thank you for taking the time to write such a comprehensive reply. Also I'm so glad you highlighted Fort Munroe as an option. I've spent a lot of time in South Punjab, in fact I've passed through D G Khan but had no idea a hill station...
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    Looking for a cheap place to live in Murree or other Northern areas.

    Thanks for such helpful advice and the kind offer of help. You summed up my priorities well, if I had the luxury of adding a third however it would be accessibility. I have no fear of living in remote areas but Dir, although sounding wonderful, is a long way North, and far away from any rail...
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    Thanks for the advice my friend!

    Thanks for the advice my friend!
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    Looking for a cheap place to live in Murree or other Northern areas.

    Thanks. I thought there was an ongoing dispute regarding the legality of some of the building that has taken place at Bani Gala. Looking on the map it looks no higher than Islamabad, in fact it is in Islamabad by Rawal Lake? Thanks. I don't know why I'd dismissed Abbottabad as being too hot...
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    Looking for a cheap place to live in Murree or other Northern areas.

    My hearts in Pakistan and we feel God is calling us to live here. Life's comfortable and relatively easy in the UK, it's also full of varied beauty and a moderate climate but I'm restless there. I'd not heard of Malakand or Dir, I'll check the area out. Why do you mention it? Anyone have any...
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    Looking for a cheap place to live in Murree or other Northern areas.

    Thanks for the advise. Are they sufficently north to benefit from the cooler climate or are they more like Islamabad temperatures? Any specific locations you'd recommend? Yes, I'm fine with harsh winters it's hot summers I can't handle. We'd likely move down south between November and March...
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    Looking for a cheap place to live in Murree or other Northern areas.

    Thanks for the advice but I'm not convinced that spending a year here would necessarily increase my ability to discern between fraudulent and none fraudulent. I also can't really afford a year spent in that way. Regarding the sensitivity of the area, Murree isn't a must, in fact in many...
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    Looking for a cheap place to live in Murree or other Northern areas.

    Thanks. We are currently here in Murree, we've been here a month and are staying until May (or longer if flights don't resume). Yes I've read much about corruption and scams. Land grabbing, building without permission on on the back of bribes that are later overturned. I also know of people...
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    Looking for a cheap place to live in Murree or other Northern areas.

    Hello and thanks to all those who contribute their time and advice to these forums. (I wasn't sure which was the most suitable section of the board for this post. If there's a more suitable section perhaps an admin could kindly move it across for me?) I'm looking to settle down in Pakistan...
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    Hello!

    Hi there I've found this forum useful from time to time when looking for various info regarding Pakistan. I'm British, married in Pakistan 9 years ago, and after a year Germany we have been living in the UK since. We hope to move to Pakistan for good in the next year or two. I struggle to...

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