Safety

Earlier expats moving to Pakistan only relied on their leap of faith, however, time and again the country had failed at providing up-to-the-mark security to both its citizens and foreign nationals. Embassies often advise their citizens to make their public appearance as less as possible as well as limited travel across different parts of the country. However, the country has opened its arms to tourists becoming more penetrable and accepting, which can be a sigh of relief for expats.

Terrorism

Terrorism is the biggest villain in the world today and the reason Pakistan’s unstable political economy. While it does affect the country and its citizen, the extremist faction and terrorist groups cause trouble to the entire world. For some time now, the government has been able to keep the terrorism crisis under control, as most of them find refuge in remote areas. However, as crowded areas and gatherings are mostly the target for attacks, expats are advised to avoid such situations at all costs.

Earthquakes

Falling into the earthquake prone area, Pakistan has witnessed some of the most catastrophic trembles of the world. With landslides, floods and aftershocks following, it is important that expats have their rescue plans sorted out.

Diseases and vaccinations

Post-covid everyone has started taking their physical and mental health seriously. While getting covid vaccination is mandatory when switching countries, when travelling to Pakistan ensure that you are Hepatitis and Measles vaccinated. Since the public healthcare system isn’t the most reliable source to obtain treatment, it is important to go for global health coverage, so that unnecessary expenditure is saved from private treatment, which can actually turn out financially exploitative in reality.

These safety concerns are actually alarming, however, Islamabad definitely holds up to its cosmopolitan modern image. Thus, expats won’t have to think twice before making the big move to the city.

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