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Pakistan safety spring 2013 - Anyone going?

Hi all,

I've been contemplating an overland trip from Europe to India for a long time, and am finally planning to do it this spring. However, since my girlfriend will be joining me (riding her own bike), I'm now getting a little concerned about our safety riding through Baluchistan, especially the Pakistan part.

There's a few threads on this, but since the situation changes all the time, I'd like to ask if someone has any information on the current security situation.

Or, maybe you're planning the same route yourself? That would be interesting to know. We plan to arrive in Pakistan end of April / beginning of May.

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Welcome to Pakistan.

Certain parts of Balochistan close to the Afghan border can be problemetic but the police and other law enforcement agencies dont let the tourists go in these areas without security. Following the advice of police should keep you fine.

Feel free to keep in touch and ask for latest situation before coming.
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Situation in Pakistan 02 2013? Any news??

Hello travelfriends,
planning to travel Pakistan from June on for about 4 months. Coming via Dubai and Iran. How is the Quetta road condition and safety? Did anybody of you just ride the route? Planning to be in Iran in April and May, then leave for Pakistan with my 4x4 Mercedes bus. Anybody with similar plans?
Looking forward to some more positive feedback ;-)
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Ralf,

I can let you know in May, when we've ridden it.

I also found this thread by a Norwegian who I think will be going this spring in a landrover.
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Overland in Pakistan

Hi all,

I just got back from a road trip in Iran and Pakistan. I have posted some useful information about Pakistan part on my blog as well as some pics. You can check out the info on Country info in Central Asia, Silk Road, China, Pakistan & Iran | Not Just a Tourist as well as my last post about security and traveling in Baluchistan part Overland on motorbike in Baluchistan/Iran | Not Just a Tourist

Generally, I found Iran & Pakistan quite safe. The only thing is that from Pakistani border in Mir Javeh you will be accompanied by some security guys that will slow down your trip considerably and some times foce you into staying where they want. However, it could be fun too. Once i Quetta you will not be allowed to go wherever you want as you need a permission. We could not go from Quetta to Pishavar and Islam Abad as you need a permission and it´s not given to overlanders. So we had to head for Lahore and we were escorted till Multan.

In some cities we had problems finding a hotel as they were told to inform the police and the police would take you the hotels that they would consider safe and we would consider expensive. But in Quetta there was no problem at all and in the rest of country either except for Karakoram highway that due to some ethnic problems we were not given permission to continue either. Anyway it was too snowy and cold to be on the road!

Pakistanis are very nice and friendly although camping will be a bit difficult in populated areas as you will never be alone. The emptiest part is the Baluchistan, where it will be only you, your bike and maybe the escort.

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Two Czech girls were recently kidnapped in Baluchistan near Nok Kundi. They were kidnapped by armed group from the bus. The policemen who travelled with the bus was later let off.

Two Czech women tourists kidnapped in western Pakistan | Reuters
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