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Chronos

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So let me put forward to you a hypothetical question. If say I were to travel to Pakistan what problems would I face.

1) I am a New Zealand citizen now, som I am an Indian citizen no longer. How would this affect me?

2) I can understand Hindi moderately. But I would say my Hindi and it's understanding of it is poor.

3) Security situation. I feel the media might be exaggerating the dangers. I would like a realistic appraisal.
 

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So let me put forward to you a hypothetical question. If say I were to travel to Pakistan what problems would I face.

1) I am a New Zealand citizen now, som I am an Indian citizen no longer. How would this affect me?

2) I can understand Hindi moderately. But I would say my Hindi and it's understanding of it is poor.

3) Security situation. I feel the media might be exaggerating the dangers. I would like a realistic appraisal.

Welcome.

Start with your local Pakistani consulate.

Once visa etc. is secured. then the question is about destination.

Which cities and areas you plan to visit?

Is it pure siteseeing or you plan to visit old family home/farm?

Let me know and we can continue with planning part.

Thanks.
 

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Welcome.

Start with your local Pakistani consulate.

Once visa etc. is secured. then the question is about destination.

Which cities and areas you plan to visit?

Is it pure siteseeing or you plan to visit old family home/farm?

Let me know and we can continue with planning part.

Thanks.
My idea is to get a general idea.

I still haven't secured my finances yet. But this a thing I would love to do.

So it is better to be informed now.


And I was born in Kerala, :D

Unless my ancestors went to Kerala to settle there :O :O :o


@FaujHistorian my aim would be sight seeing. Mainly cultural and historical sites :)
 

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As I said, it's a long term planning thing.

But i am sure I will travel alone.

Thanks for the link :)
PTDC (via the link in my prev post) is official agency so it is safe to contact.

I don't see their trips to Moenjodaro and Taxila. But I am guessing they have them too.

And these places may be good to visit if you are planning to come by during winter.
 

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@Ravi Nair
As @FaujHistorian has stated, there are some excellent places to visit and sites to see. Your visa should not be a problem at all, you can get a visit visa from the High Commission or Consulate in NZ.

Don't worry about language factor too much. In the cities you can get by just speaking English, although don't do that in front of a shopkeeper or taxi driver :lol:

Security Situation:
Provided you use common sense and maintain a good level of situational awareness and don't venture off into tribal belt...you will be fine.

DO NOT's:
:astagh: DO NOT DISCUSS RELIGION OR POLITICS.

Do's:
:agree: Make sure you have healthcare insurance, your medical inoculations and prescription meds with you.
:agree: Have fun
:agree: Try the local cuisine
:agree: Take photographs, but be mindful of the location, taking photographs of certain police, military and government buildings is prohibited.

Here are some simple personal safety tips:
When in Pakistan, make it a habit to buy and read a newspaper to keep an eye on any planned protest, rally, or event that may have taken place that could cause traffic jam, restricted movement etc. Avoid dangerous areas such as Katti Pahari in Karachi or Hati Chowk in Rawalpindi. Avoid going out alone, or walking by yourself on dark, empty streets.

Maintain a high-level of situational awareness and caution at all times. Limit movements and always notify someone where you will be.

To avoid becoming a victim of crime:
  • Keep a low profile
  • Do not carry large sums of cash or wear expensive jewelry, try to wear a cheap casio wristwatch
  • If possible, leave wallets or purses secured at home and carry only necessary cash and ID in a front pocket
  • Do not become time and place predictable and do not set established patterns
  • Vary routes, times of departure, and arrival by as much as 30-45 minutes
  • Know primary and alternate routes to all destinations
  • Know locations and routes to the nearest police stations and hospitals
  • Avoid politically/religiously active areas of the city
  • Avoid the use of public transportation
  • Always possess a means of communication such as a cell phone or local calling cards
  • Know local emergency numbers, country codes, city codes, and dialing procedures
  • Leave an itinerary with a colleague or friend so your whereabouts are known
  • Avoid high risk areas, crowds, and civil disturbances.
  • Water is not potable in it is recommended you refrain from drinking tap water or public source water. Bottled drinking water is available throughout the country.

Have fun and happy planning.
 

truthlover

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So let me put forward to you a hypothetical question. If say I were to travel to Pakistan what problems would I face.

1) I am a New Zealand citizen now, som I am an Indian citizen no longer. How would this affect me?

2) I can understand Hindi moderately. But I would say my Hindi and it's understanding of it is poor.

3) Security situation. I feel the media might be exaggerating the dangers. I would like a realistic appraisal.
Even if you are a Indian citizen and tell everyone you came from india there will be no problem because India Pakistan problem is political not social .After all we are same people who in reality when see and talk each other they feel no difference.A Pakistani friend of mine is currently living in India (new delhi) and he don,t feel even feel he is living in india :lol:
Well the literacy level in big cities are good and you won,t have any problem in communicating in English or at least i can say people will be able to guide you.
Yes media exaggerates everything ,other than our tribal areas the rest of the country is doing just fine.Well as ^^rescue ranger said you should be careful about theft etc but these street crimes are everywhere in the world and Pakistan is no different.
 

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So let me put forward to you a hypothetical question. If say I were to travel to Pakistan what problems would I face.

1) I am a New Zealand citizen now, som I am an Indian citizen no longer. How would this affect me?

2) I can understand Hindi moderately. But I would say my Hindi and it's understanding of it is poor.

3) Security situation. I feel the media might be exaggerating the dangers. I would like a realistic appraisal.
Just outta curiosity why do you want to visit, Pakistan?! Also where you plan on visiting?!

1)If you do visit, just be yourself!

2)Don't shake your head whilst, asking questions, esp. when replying, or when asked a question! (Just curious are you S. Injin?! Because they tend to shake their heads a lot)


3)Don't Blatantly announce you a 'Kiwi', they (Pakistanis) will see right thru you, hence you ain't because you probably & definitely don't look like one....i.e. a white dude, otherwise you wouldn't be asking)(Therefore, revert to #1)

4) Make sure you utilize H2O & not 'squat on the street at random if mother nature starts to make an urgent call'! (I know it might get difficult)

5) Try to look, touristy?!

6) Carry different Stomach upset, fever meds and etc. etc.medications & get different kinds of shots! (Innoculations)

7) Lastly, enjoy our hospitality of our provinces, people & scenery!
 

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DO NOT's:
:astagh: DO NOT DISCUSS RELIGION OR POLITICS.
Good suggestion.

However if you have to

you can always log on to PDF. :lol:

And discuss away politics (with a dash of religion) with your ole pals here.


HOpe you have a good trip.


When you do finalize your trip, Let some of the posters on this thread know. If I am in town, consider one meal on me PDF style :lol:

peace
 

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Here are some simple personal safety tips:
When in Pakistan, make it a habit to buy and read a newspaper to keep an eye on any planned protest, rally, or event that may have taken place that could cause traffic jam, restricted movement etc. Avoid dangerous areas such as Katti Pahari in Karachi or Hati Chowk in Rawalpindi. Avoid going out alone, or walking by yourself on dark, empty streets.

Maintain a high-level of situational awareness and caution at all times. Limit movements and always notify someone where you will be.

To avoid becoming a victim of crime:
  • Keep a low profile
  • Do not carry large sums of cash or wear expensive jewelry, try to wear a cheap casio wristwatch
  • If possible, leave wallets or purses secured at home and carry only necessary cash and ID in a front pocket
  • Do not become time and place predictable and do not set established patterns
  • Vary routes, times of departure, and arrival by as much as 30-45 minutes
  • Know primary and alternate routes to all destinations
  • Know locations and routes to the nearest police stations and hospitals
  • Avoid politically/religiously active areas of the city
  • Avoid the use of public transportation
  • Always possess a means of communication such as a cell phone or local calling cards
  • Know local emergency numbers, country codes, city codes, and dialing procedures
  • Leave an itinerary with a colleague or friend so your whereabouts are known
  • Avoid high risk areas, crowds, and civil disturbances.
  • Water is not potable in it is recommended you refrain from drinking tap water or public source water. Bottled drinking water is available throughout the country.

Have fun and happy planning.
Bhai ye na karo he wont come.......Ask him to visit islamabad here he can be alone and walk miles and miles on streets with out fear of crimes.....If he comes here i will specially show him ISI head Quarters:rofl::rofl::rofl:

I live very close to them and will show him the living standards we enjoy in islamabad.
 
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@Ravi Nair , there should be no problem as long as you use common sense measures that you undertake anywhere. Any person with commonsense and Street sense and situational awareness should be fine travelling in Pakistan. Heck, I was born and raised in Pakistan and can get in trouble if I am not careful what I am doing. There are areas to go to and there are areas to avoid. Just know which is which.
 

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So let me put forward to you a hypothetical question. If say I were to travel to Pakistan what problems would I face.

1) I am a New Zealand citizen now, som I am an Indian citizen no longer. How would this affect me?

2) I can understand Hindi moderately. But I would say my Hindi and it's understanding of it is poor.

3) Security situation. I feel the media might be exaggerating the dangers. I would like a realistic appraisal.
They are fine people if you got the will to defend your nation and stand up for it? Can you do that? I doubt
 

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