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Meetings & Location

    13th Meeting of Pak-China Business Council

  • Wednesday, 26th December 2018
    3:00 PM
    Agenda
    Venue
    Sardar Yasin Malik Room,B2 Floor,FPCCI Head office-Karachi
  • 12th Meeting of Pak-China Business Council

  • Friday, 21 December 2018
    3:45 PM
    Agenda
    Venue
    Meeting Room, Basement II(B-2) Floor, Federation House Karachi
  • 11th Meeting of Pak-China Business Council

  • Monday, 19th November 2018
    2:45 PM
    Agenda
    Venue
    Conference room,4th floor, Fpcci head office, karachi

News

  • We are proud to announce appoint Mr Imran Ghani as Chairman of Pak China Business Council 2019 and all new board of directors and members Board OF Directors

TRAVEL INFORMATION - PAKISTAN

PAKISTAN ( A Tourist Paradise )

Pakistan is a special interest destination. Its main attractions include adventure tourism in the Northern Areas, cultural and archaeological tourism as found in Taxila, Moenjodaro, Harrappa, and early Muslim and Mughal heritage at Multan, Lahore, Thatta, Peshawar, Swat. Besides this, birds watching Jeep safaris, desert safaris, trekking and mountaineering are readily available tourist specialized products.

What to Buy

Pakistan is a treasure house of exquisite handicrafts, made by a people who grew up to weave, to pot, to work metals, wood and stone, to decorate, to build things small and great. Pottery here is a living history, a traditional craft that became an art, with its origins going back to 3,000 years B.C. Today, each region of Pakistan claims its own special jars and jugs, from sturdy terracotta to paper-thin ceramics. In vivid colours of mustard yellow, deep green, brick red and sky blue. For those keen on shopping, the prices are still quite reasonable. You will find yourself returning home with hand-woven carpets, pieces, copper and brass items, woodwork, embroidered “Kurtas” (shirts) and “Khussas”(shoes) and countless objects d’art.

What to Eat

Having inherited the culinary traditions of the Moghuls, the Turks and the Central Asians, eating out in Pakistan is a rich and unique experience. Most local restaurants serve authentic Pakistani dishes straight from the oven, with the sights and sounds of a bazaar in the background. Meat, fish and vegetable dishes are seasoned with spices. Particularly palatable are the grills and barbecues; Seekh-Kabab (minced meat grilled on skewer), Shami-Kabab (minced meat), Tikka (barbecued mutton, beef or chicken) and Sajji (barbecued leg of lamb). Pakistani mutton and chicken curries and the oriental rice dish called, Pullao, are also popular with natives and foreigners alike.

What to Wear

Lightweight, cotton clothes suffice except in north in winter. Men wear suits for business meetings, social events. Casual shalwar suits are worn by all women and most men in public. Women should dress modestly.

Trekking In Pakistan

Pakistan is a paradise for trekkers. Most of the trekking routes lies in the northern mountains of the Hindukush, the Karakorams and the Himalayas. For most of the treks, trekking season is between May to October. The Ministry of Tourism, Government of Pakistan, has defined trekking as walking below 6000 m. It has designated three zones for trekking; open, restricted and closed. Foreigners may trek anywhere in open zone without a permit or services of a licensed mountain guide. For trekking in restricted zone, foreigners must pay a fee of US$ 20 per person per trek to obtain a trekking permit from the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of Pakistan Islamabad. It also requires to hire a licensed mountain guide; buy a personal accident insurance policy for the guide and the porters and to attend mandatory briefing and de-briefing at the Ministry of Tourism, on the beginning and end of the trekking trip. No trekking is allowed in closed zones which are the areas near Pak-Afghan border and near the Line of Control with Indian-held Kashmir.

Mountaineering In Pakistan

Northern Pakistan has the greatest concentration of the highest peaks of the world. It has 05 peaks over 8,000 metres including the world’s second highest, K-2 (Chogori, 8611 m), 29 peaks of over 7,500 metres and 121 of over 7,000 metres. Hundreds of peaks are still lying un-climbed. This, is a great challenge for the mountaineers and mountain climbers the world over.

All peaks/routes for mountaineering have been designated as open zone or restricted zone. Permits for climbing peaks in open zone, are issued by the Ministry of Tourism, within 24 hours of the receipt of application. However, for peaks/routes in restricted zone, permit is issued within 14 days form the date of receipt of the application in Ministry of Tourism, Government of Pakistan (Operation Section) Pakistan Sports Complex, Shahrah-e-Kashmir, near Aabpara, Islamabad. Tel:+92-51-9203509 Fax:+92-51-9202347). Pakistani Liaison Officer would accompany all mountaineering expeditions. The Government of Pakistan has fixed following rate or royalty for climbing peaks in Pakistan.

S. Heights Royalty in US$ up to 05 Climbers Additional fee for each Climbers
1 K-2 (8,611 m) 12,000 3,000
2. 8,001 - 8,500 m 9,500 3,000
3. 7,501 - 8,000 m 4,000 1,000
4. 7,001 - 7,500 2,500 500
5. 6,000 - 7,000 1,500 300
S. Peak Height (m) Int. Ranking Range
1. K-2 8611 2 Karakoram
2. Nanga Parbat 8125 9 Karakoram
3. Gasherbrum I 8068 11 Karakoram
4. Broad Peak 8047 12 Karakoram
5. Gasherbrum II 8035 14 Karakoram
6. Gasherbrum III 7952 15 Karakoram
7. Gasherbrum IV 7925 17 Karakoram
8. Distaghil Sa 7885 20 Karakoram
9. Kunyang Chhish 7852 22 Karakoram
10. Masherbrum NE 7821 24 Karakoram
11. Rakaposhi 7788 27 Karakoram
12. Batura 7785 28 Karakoram
13. Kanjut Sar 7760 29 Karakoram
14. Saltro Kagri 7742 22 Karakoram
15. Trivor 7720 36 Karakoram
16. Tirichmir 7708 41 Karakoram
17. Chogolisa 7654 46 Karakoram
18. Shispare 7654 49 Karakoram
19. Skyang Kangri 7544 58 Karakoram
20. Pamuri Chhish 7544 67 Karakoram
21. Noshaq 7492 68 Karakoram
22. Tirichmir NW 7487 69 Karakoram
23. K-12 7487 73 Karakoram
24. Teram Kangri 7463 74 Karakoram
25. Malubiting W 7452 76 Karakoram
26. Sia Kingri 7422 79 Karakoram
27. Skilbrum 7422 80 Karakoram
28. Teram Kangri II 7406 82 Karakoram
29. Haramosh 7406 84 Karakoram
30. Istro-o-nal 7403 85 Karakoram
31. Mt Ghent 7403 86 Karakoram
32. Yukshin Gardan 7400 87 Karakoram
33. Ultar Sar I & II 7388 88 Karakoram

White Water Sports In Pakistan

The wild and roaring streams and rivers of the Northern Pakistan possess great potential for white and wild water sports. The rapids of these streams and rivers provide the ultimate adventure and thrill in mountain water sports and lend themselves to canoeing, Kayaking and white water rafting. The rivers of Pakistan are spread like a net through its length & breadth. Right from the heights of Karakoram's. The Himalayas and the Hindukush, Pakistani rivers change courses and flows until they all meet the mighty Indus, at different points which ultimately falls into the Arabian Sea. These rivers are ideal for all kinds of water sports like rafting, canoeing, boating, & sailing. Following rivers in Northern Pakistan are open for water sports besides the Indus, the Ravi, and Chenab, in NWFP, Punjab, & Sindh provinces:

Indus (from Jaglot to Thakot)
Kunhar (from Naran to Kaghan)
Swat (from Bahrain to Saidu Sharif)
Pankora (from Dir to Batkhela)
Hunza (from Aliabad to Gilgit)