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11. Posted by selani (Budding Member 46 posts) 9y

Hi Dave !

Safety concerns of western travellers sometimes surprise me. But i don't blame them. It's nothing more than bad press rap. You will be surprised that westerners not only travel here but many live and work here for years. Have you ever heard any forign tourist harmed anywhere in Pakistan?

The chances of anyone targetting you for being white or a brit is zero.
More likely ' crimes' against westerners are that you might be pick-pocketed( like any other pakistani) or overcharged by a rickshaw driver.

Its good to be cautious. Don't tell anyone your plans in advance. Keep money, valuables in sight or at a safer place. Avoid political statments, and at the slightest smell of trouble, ask help from the first person you see. and STAY AWAY FROM DRUGS, they can land you in deep trouble.

12. Posted by Mohammad_Amir (Inactive 160 posts) 9y

Hey Dave,

Very common question.... i met quite a number of westerners on my treking trip to Himalayas this summer who were worried abt same thing before they arrive and according to them it was .. NOTHIN!!! :)

Agree with selani... only thing u shud be worried abt is overchrging... and that too about everything... common misconception here is that if you are a westerner you would be filthy rich....

Delhi-Lhr bus is quite safe, and if u into history and articeture.. LHR is the place ....

Have a safe trip ....

13. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting selani

STAY AWAY FROM DRUGS, they can land you in deep trouble.

Pakistan is not really the country for some nice acid trip....
Although I guess that lots of drugs get in from Afghanistan and maybe Nepal (probably marihuana, opium)...

14. Posted by Daveholmes (Budding Member 16 posts) 9y

Hay everyone, think I'm decided. Sounds safe enough to me. Nothing sounds worse than any of my experences in India.
Thanks again to everyone.


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16. Posted by Daveholmes (Budding Member 16 posts) 9y

Hay Guys,
Me again. Just wanted an update on the Pakistan situation. Have the recent events effected the situation in any way?? I did see some flag burning after the queen wanted to Knight Salman Rushdie...

My route is going to be mostly north still, with some trekking etc.

Advice appreciated.


17. Posted by Mohammad_Amir (Inactive 160 posts) 9y

Hey Dave,

yes there were rallies & protests after the accolade, but everything is ok........ trust me , we got plenty in our plates already ... :)

again, all is well if you avoid the troubled area... gilgit, chitral & skardu are prefectly safe. After crossing the cities, there is wilderness ... and i read a qoute somewhere ...

The problem here is with a human being, not with a monster, not with an animal. The human being does things that even the monster does not do, because the human is more sophisticated.

btw, i am also going trekking this summer, Rakaposhi base camp it is .... :)


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