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How To Come Pakistan

Come Pakistan By Air

More than 25 airlines fly to Pakistan from over 40 countries. Most of the flights arrive at Karachi, but PIA, British Airways, Saudia and China Xinjiang Airlines fly direct to the twin cities of Rawalpindi/Islamabad, and PIA, Indian Airlines, Saudia and Thai Airways fly direct to Lahore.

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has direct flights from the main Mediterranean and European cities, as well as New York, Toronto and Nairobi. It also runs a Far East Network from Tokyo, Beijing, Jakarta, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok. PIA have also flights to Tashkent and Almaty from Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar and Karachi while another Pakistani airlines, Aero Asia has a weekly flight between Karachi and Bishkek.

Come Pakistan By Land

PTDC (Pakistan Tourism Dev. Corp.) and NATCO (Northern Areas Transport Corp.) run buses,vans, and jeeps from Sost to Taxkurgan and one-way fare is fixed at US$ 23 per person or equvivalent in Pak. rupee

The Khunjerab Pass is open from 1st May to 31st October for groups and to 15 November for individual tourists. Customs, Immigration post shall remain open daily from 08:30 to 11:00 for outgoing travellers and upto 16:00 (Pakistan Standard Time)for incoming tourists. Travel time from Sost to Taxkurgan (China) is 05 hours (220 kms). The Chinese border post, Taxkurgan is open 12:00 noon to 14:00 (Beijing Time) for outgoing tourists and upto 19:00 for incoming travellers daily.

Come Pakistan By Sea

No passenger boats or ships for the general public sail to or from Pakistan atpresent. A few pilgrim ships/boats, do ply between Pakistan and the Gulf States. There are some plans of starting a Ferry Service between Karachi and Dubai in near future. Please contact Pakistan National Ferry Services (Pvt.) Ltd., F-24/6 Block-9, Beverly Estate, Clifton, Karachi. (Tel:021-5872518, 5872505 Fax: 5872596) or Dubai office (Tel: 521515), for further information.

Source: Ptv.com.pk