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Is it safe for Americans to visit Karachi, Pakistan?

by MCam Online Now Jul 12, 2009 at 12:27 AM

I am American, and I am planning on traveling to Pakistan to get married to my fiance who lives in Karachi. I want to know if it is safe for me to travel to Karachi. Of course I am not traveling alone , and I plan on taking precautions as far as food and water go. Anybody who can offer any advice or an answer to my question will be much appreciated! Thank you!

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    Re: Is it safe for Americans to visit Karachi, Pakistan?

    by besal Online Now Jul 12, 2009 at 3:01 AM

    There have been several discussions on this forum on the same topic. Please read the following 3 forum discussion and if you still have questions, please do ask.

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    Re: Is it safe for Americans to visit Karachi, Pakistan?

    by wrangler_blk Online Now Jul 12, 2009 at 3:56 AM

    Hi,
    I crossed Pk from the South to the North in 2004. I was not alone but with my friend who still stays in Pk and I have stayed there abt 1 month. So what can I advise to u?
    It was safe, people were so friendly, everybody was interested in me... We used to have dinner at different people places every evening, they invited us to their homes every day!
    Sometimes plenty of people in small villages came to the place I stayed to visit me and to see me because I was something strange for them.. a stranger! Sometimes it was looked like me being placed in the Zoo cage where animals were.
    They saw me and laughed. My friend said it was ok!
    My suggestion is to travel across all Pk (with ur local friends) but escape North-West Province where still bomb blasts..
    Other way, I still cannot place and compare my situation and experience in PK with urs because there are Asian roots in my blood (I'm half Asian and half European) so it was very easy for me!
    Cheers....

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    Re: Is it safe for Americans to visit Karachi, Pakistan?

    by Aghani Online Now Jul 14, 2009 at 12:51 AM

    Well said. I wonder why he is asking such a question in this forum? He is going to a fiancee who lives in Karachi and must have many relatives who know every moment of life. I live with 12 members of my family in Karachi.The only problem here is traffic jams till 8 am to 9 pm, erratic power supply and normal big city (16 M) crimes. Anyway thanks for your elaborate comments.

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    Re: Is it safe for Americans to visit Karachi, Pakistan?

    by wrangler_blk Online Now Jul 14, 2009 at 4:17 AM

    Ya.. Now I know that some forum members share my point of view:)!
    I was impressed by people in Pk.
    So warm and sincere relationships I didn't see in my other 28 countries I've visited!
    Gud luck!

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    Re: Is it safe for Americans to visit Karachi, Pakistan?

    by Bokhari76 Online Now Jul 22, 2009 at 2:17 AM

    In conclusion, It is safe to visit & live in Karachi.

    Feel free to ask anything on this forum.

    Happy Travels.

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    Re: Is it safe for Americans to visit Karachi, Pakistan?

    by Aghani Online Now Jul 22, 2009 at 6:36 AM

    Ooophs, I made a terrible mistake. Without opening the information about the visitor I passed my remarks. Now I know its a lady. Sorry Madam its my oversight and apologise for it. :)

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  • Re: Is it safe for Americans to visit Karachi, Pakistan?

    by traveller200976 Online Now Aug 31, 2009 at 4:28 PM

    Another question:

    Is it safe for Pakistani women to live in Karachi?

    No.

    It's unpredictable, you have to treat it like a Safari; animals everywhere!

    Go on ignoring them, and it'll be ok. Never respond to them, they're animals!

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    Re: Is it safe for Americans to visit Karachi, Pakistan?

    by Aghani Online Now Sep 1, 2009 at 5:29 AM

    Karachi has a population of 15 to 18 M. According to a feminine media program called " 51%", more than half of Karachi population must be women.

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