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Pakistan - safe car park?

Does anyone know somewhere safe, probably in Islamabad / Rawalpindi, where I can park my car for a week whilst I have to fly back to the UK for a week in August (assuming I can get a multiple entry visa?).
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Try the Mercedes Benz agent. They helped me straighten my bike's frame back in 1989 and I seem to remember that they had a lot of space then. Your car parked alongside some Mercs should make it perfectly safe.

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When I was in Pakistan in 2003, there was at the east end of town in Islamabad, near the diplomatic area a very secure-looking car-park, where one catches the bus to get into the diplomatic enclaves. I don't know how much it would cost though, but I doubt it would be much.

To be honest, I would feel quite happy leaving a car in any reasonably large car park or similar, perhaps outside the Shah Faisal Mosque? - there would always be people around I should think.

I'd feel less happy leaving it in Rawalpindi, not that it might get stolen or broken into, rather that it might get his by something.

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you could try your embassy, the UN or those embassy UN clubs, or people leaving working there.
(i was travelling and working in pakistan from january to septembrer 2003), i know islamabad a bit but no real idea otherwise. there s also a camping area for foreigners, where many overlanders stay, not far from the diplomatic area.
for example, french embassies don t mind, for their citizens.

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Car in Pakistan.....

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You are best to speak to customs in Islamabad because you are not strictly allowed to leave your car in Pakistan if you leave without their approval. I have left vehicles with them many times over last 6 years. They are usually very kind and helpful. Without them you may find trouble leaving the country if your passport is stamped with an entry for the car.
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The tourist camp is safe next to the diplomatic area, just look after the guards there and it will be safe.
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