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Pakistan - The Land of Pure

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Currency

Pakistan observes floating exchange rate system. For latest Currency Update visit: http://www.nicepakistan.com/currency.htm

US$ 1 = Rs. 60.70 (July 2007)

Credit Cards:

American Express is the most widely accepted card. Mastercard and Visa are also good. Dinners Club and other cards have more limited use.

Travellers Cheques:

Generally accepted at most banks, 4 and 5-star hotels and major shops. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take travellers cheques in US Dollars or Pounds Sterling.

Basic unit of currency is Rupee which divides into 100 Paisa. Currency notes of 1000, 500, 100, 50, 10, 5, 2, and 1 rupees are in use. Coins of 25, 50 paisa, 01 & 02 Rupees are in circulation.


Transport

Taxi cost approximately US$ 0.20 per kilometer. Extra 10% for late hours. Trains and buses are abundant. The cheapest ticket (one-way) in a city (between two stops) is approx. US$ 0.05.

CAR RENTAL : Private cars for hire (with driver) are available from rent-a-car companies and Tourist Information Centres.

Drinking Water

Tap water is un-safe to drink. Bottled mineral water is available at major towns and most tourist attractions. Travellers may use water-purification tablets to drink normal water.

Driving

Tourists are advised to take insurance against accidents, thefts etc. from the country of origin. There are many insurance companies in Pakistan’s major cities that also offer such services.

Insurance

Tourists are advised to take insurance against accidents, thefts etc. from the country of origin. There are many insurance companies in Pakistan’s major cities that also offer such services.

Pakistan Emergency Phone Numbers

(for all major cities of Pakistan)

Police Emergency:.................. 15
Telephone Inquiry:................. 17
Fire Brigade:...................... 16
Telephone Complaints:.............. 18
Ambulance:......................... 115
Flight Enquiry:.................... 114
Railway Enquiry:................... 117
Electricity Complaints:............ 118
Natural Gas Complaints:............ 119

Source: Ptv.com.pk