Pakistan is located in South Asia and has a population of 164.7 million people. Pakistan is a land of variety with bustling cities and magical landscapes. Its hidden marketplaces and array of outdoor activities make Pakistan an exciting place to visit. The official language of Pakistan is Urdu, although English is widely spoken, and there are several regional language, the most common being Punjabi.

Medical tourism

See the box to the right to view a full list of available treatment areas.

Best time to travel

Summer (April through to July) in Pakistan can get very hot, while the monsoon season is from July through to September. The winter (November through to March) is generally warm.

Money and costs

The national currency is the Pakistan Rupee (PKR, symbol ₨). Find up-to-date exchange rates and conversion through a currency conversion tool.


A visa is required by tourists from most countries and is valid for up to three months stay over six months. Applications should be made to the Pakistani consulate.

Getting there

The main international airports of Pakistan are in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, and Peshawar.

Dialling codes

To call Pakistan, the country dialling code is +92.

Useful links

Find more in-depth information on Pakistan at:

Lonely Planet -​pakistan

Pakistan Embassy in the USA -

Pakistan Embassy in the UK -

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Page last updated: Friday, 2nd September 2011