overview

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan
اِسلامی جمہوریہ پاكِستان

country information

flag

Pakistan flag 2

capital

islamabad

neighbours

Afghanistan

China

India

Iran

Pakistan map

COASTLINE: Borders on Arabian Sea (1,046 km)

TIME ZONE:  UTC + 5

Population2

population

215 million

Religion2

religion

Islam 96.3%

(Sunni – 82.8% & Shia –11.8%)

Hinduism 1.85%

Christianity 1.59%

President2

president & parliament

Head of State: President Arif Alvi

Head of Government: Prime Minister Imran Khan

Federal Republic with two legislative houses (Senate [104]; National Assembly [342])

Groups2

minority & majority groups

Punjabi (52.6%) | Pashtun (13.2%) | Sindhi (11.7%) |

Muhajirs (7.5%) | Balochi (4.3%) | Other (10.7%)

LANGUAGE

English / Urdu

Hello: Salaam

Yes: Dschii haan

No: Nahin

Thank you: Schukria

Pleasure: Mehar-baani

Do you speak… ? : Aapbolte hän? (f/m)

English: Angresi

VA C C I N AT I O N S

No compulsory vaccinations

Recommended: Hepatitis A & B, Typhoid, Cholera, Yellow Fever, Japanese Encephalitis, Rabies, Anthrax, Meningitis, Polio, Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), Chickenpox, Shingles, Pneumonia & Influenza

C U R R E N C Y &
E X C H A N G E  R AT E

Pakistani Rupee PKR (Rs)

1 USD = 156.001 PKR

1 ZAR = 8.88 PKR

Only exchange currency at recognized banks


Subject to change

T EMP E R AT U R E

Winter:

min. 3 °C – max. 19 °C

Summer:

min. 23 °C – max. 39 °C

E L E C T R I C I T Y

Voltage Requirements:

                      230 V

Standard Frequency: 

50 Hz

Power plugs and sockets are of type C and D


Load shedding/power outages average 31 power outages p/m

DIPLOMATIC TIES / AIRPORTS / CARRIERS / NGO’S

EMBASSY/CONSULAR PRESENCE

High Commission for South Africa in Islamabad

House 7, Street 58, Sector F-7/4,
Islamabad 5120,
Pakistan

Office hours: Monday-Thursday: 08:00-17:00; Friday: 08:00-13:15

Head of Mission: Mr M. Jele, High Commissioner

üVisa applications accepted

Website: https://www.embassypages.com/missions/embassy1505/

(+92) 51 2655304

[email protected]

VISA REQUIREMENTS


Visas are required for most nationalities

Refer here for nationality requirements:

https://www.ivisa.com

MAIN AIRPORT

Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore

Islamabad/Rawalpindi (ISB) Islamabad International Airport 

33°33′27″N 72°50′54″E;

Karachi (KHI) Karachi Jinnah International Airport  

24°54′24″N 067°09′39″E;

Lahore (LHE) Lahore Allama Iqbal International Airport 

 31°31′17″N 074°24′09″

Sialkot International Airport

 

Other: Rawalpindi, Quetta, Peshawar, Rahim Yar Khan, Turbat & Gwadar

For more options: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_airports_in_Pakistan

DOMESTIC FLIGHTS  AVAILABLE AND CARRIERS

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)

Serene Air

Airblue

 

PIA runs international flights to Europe, the Middle East, Africa, East Asia & Afghanistan

NGO’S OPERATING IN COUNTRY & CONTACT DETAILS

Pakistan authorities continue denying registration to local civil society groups & expel international NGO’s. They also announced a security audit of NGO’s over suspicions of links to foreign agencies;

In October 2018, the authorities ordered 18 international non-governmental organization (INGO’s) to shut down operations and leave the country;

Over 80 000 NGO’s operating in Pakistan

For more info, refer to:

https://pakwired.com/list-international-ngos-operating-pakistan/

https://ilm.com.pk/pakistan/pakistan-information/ngos-in-pakistan-list/

Civicus Monitor: Tracking civic space. [Online]. Available at: https://monitor.civicus.org/newsfeed/  [2019/10/23].

Miaschi, J. 2019. Religion in Pakistan. WorldAtlas. [Online]. Available at: https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/religious-beliefs-and-freedoms-in-pakistan.html/ [2019/10/23].

 

 

Last Updated 18 May 2020