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Army Escort through Balugistan

Hello whats the score with getting an Army escort through Balugistan?

Do they herd all the vehicles at the border or do you have to arange it when you get there?
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I take it you are refering to Buluchistan?

The police will find you and arrange an escourt where they feel it is appropriate....

Friendly country - you are very unlikely to have any problems, inshallah.
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Cheers Parkie,

All the websites never go ito detail about escorts they just say you get one.

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I do not know about coming from Iran, but from the east at some point (Jacobabad) I was told I should wait for my escort. From then on, I was handed over to other escorts every now and then (I was told at the borders of the police districts). Sometimes cars, sometimes they looked like that:

http://www.ontheroad.de/galerien/Pak...en/Bild70.html

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It depends on the situation of the day/week you cross. If the tribes are restless, most likely you'll get picked up at the border when you cross. If they determine you need an escort, they make sure you get one. No need to go looking for it. When I went from Zahedan (Iran) to the Paki border, I could not get there without an escort. Others reported not to have had one. On the Pakistan side, to Dalbadin and Quetta, I had no escort. This was August 14/16 this year.Better to avoid the escorts if you can. They are a pain in the ass.

There is a good hotel when when you get into Dalbadin, on the right hand side of the road just as you enter "town". 150 rupees a night. The power goes off at 11:30 pm. Enjoy.
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