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Is it safe to go to karachi?

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Is it safe to go to karachi?

I am a young pakistani who has lived in Canada for most of his life. Both my parents are from karachi. Recently my mom's dad fell ill and we want to go visit him. I will be staying with my mom's family's home. It is in gulsan-iqbal near tariq rd. I will be staying in my family's home for 99.99% of the time. I will be asking a family member to get a sim so i can use my mobile at home. I will not be going outside, i might switch to my father's family house halfway between the trip. Is it safe? I look like a pakistani but my parents say that rioters and terrorists can quickly determine if i am from the local area or not. Is this true?

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1. Re: Is it safe to go to karachi?

you don't worry since than you have family in Karachi... also day time you can go around but better to avoid to be out at night time.

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2. Re: Is it safe to go to karachi?

hi

Karachi is a bit dangerous, and is getting more so, but do put that in perspective. 12 millioin people live in Karachi and 99.99% of them manage to go about their daily lives without worrying too much.

My advise is that if are there, go out in a car with friends, feel free to take takes if you book them in advance, visit hotels for lunch or dinner, but dont hang around if there are crowds, dont get involved in any political demonistrations, dont go to Layari or areas like that, and dont walk around the streets on your own after dark

I have been to Karachi 30 times and it has been great

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3. Re: Is it safe to go to karachi?

Yes it is safe .Like any city in developing world you just have to be careful.

Karachi is city of 19 million people so the comparison has to be done in this context.

Check Karachi's crime rate on url given below

http://www.numbeo.com/crime/rankings.jsp

a Mexican think tank — the Citizens’ Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice — released a study ranking the world’s most violent cities in 2011, and Karachi does not figure in top 50 dangerous cities.

seguridadjusticiaypaz.org.mx/sala-de-prensa/…

Just be careful about where you go.

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4. Re: Is it safe to go to karachi?

In post #3 above, the following link:-

http://www.numbeo.com/crime/rankings.jsp

The 2013 figures show Karachi at No.10 in the most dangerous cities in the world, so I don't understand why Goodsel says it doesn't figure in the top 50 worst cities...???!!!

To the OP, I would suggest general caution and common sense. If you're gonna stay cooped up in relatives' homes for 99.99% of the time, then I think quite frankly you shouldn't bother going.

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"12 million people live in Karachi and 99.99% of them manage to go about their daily lives without worrying too much"

I agree, you have to take these things into perspective, and since you will be staying with family who know their way around I think you are going to be fine.

Have a great time!

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Sorry I mentioned I live in Lahore but that was by accident I live in Karachi

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