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Pakistan travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Latest travel and tourism news on Pakistan. Latest news on safety, hotels, resorts, attractions, tours and transportation in Pakistan. Islamabad Travel information. Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It is the world’s fifth-most populous country with a population exceeding 212.7 million people. In area, it is the 33rd-largest country, spanning 881,913 square kilometres.

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia resume passenger flights

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 3, 2021 19:27

PIA resumes flights to Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia reopens travelNew strain of COVID-19 virus in Saudi Arabia The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Sunday announced the resumption of two-way flights to ... Read More

China Southern Airlines launches direct Wuhan-Islamabad flights

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 30, 2020 18:34

The officials of China Southern Airlines announced today that the carrier launched new direct flight from the city of Wuhan in central China to Pakistan's capital city of Islamabad. According ... Read More

Pakistan launches its first ever metro train line built by China

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 27, 2020 00:09

Pakistani officials announced that the country's first ever metro train service, constructed by China State Railway Group Co., Ltd. and China North Industries Corporation, has started its commercial operations. The ... Read More

Ghanool Valley: Hidden Travel Treasure Near Balakot City

Agha Iqrar Agha Iqrar- October 3, 2020 09:40

I had been travelling to Kaghan Valley in Pakistan since 1982, and I travelled to this awesome and one of the most beautiful valleys on Earth more than 150 times ... Read More

Pakistan Tourists Arrive to Find Locked Up Motel

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 2, 2020 11:42

Thousands of domestic Pakistan tourists have rushed to Kaghan Valley, particularly Naran town, after the government lifted a COVID-19 related ban from the tourism and hospitality industries. However, one of ... Read More

Pegasus Airlines launches flights to Karachi, Pakistan

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 14, 2020 15:30

Turkey's digital airline, Pegasus, continues to expand its international network with the launch of its new Karachi route.  Flights to Karachi, the capital city of the Sindh Province in Pakistan ... Read More

COVID-19: Pakistan Reopenings Announced

Agha Iqrar Agha Iqrar- August 6, 2020 20:29

The National Coordination Committee (NCC) on COVID-19 has announced that Pakistan reopenings - tourist destinations and restaurant/hotels - will be opened in the country on August 8 while theaters/cinemas and ... Read More

Islamabad closes hotels, tourist spots, public parks over COVID-19 threat

Agha Iqrar Agha Iqrar- July 27, 2020 16:52

The Islamabad administration has decided to shut Murree Expressway, Margalla, public parks, tourist points, picnic spots, hill stations and hotels, etc. in the Capital City from July 27 till Eid ... Read More

FAA lowers international aviation safety rating for Pakistan

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 15, 2020 15:29

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that Pakistan has been assigned a Category 2 rating because it does not comply with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety standards under ... Read More

US Revokes Pakistan International Airlines Flights

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 10, 2020 02:34

Pakistan last month grounded almost a third of its pilots after discovering they may have falsified their qualifications, specifically Pakistan International Airlines. Because of this, today, the U.S. Department of ... Read More

Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation shuts down its motels, lays off staff

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 2, 2020 19:01

The Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) has announced the shutdown of its motels in northern areas and termination of the services of its employees, prompting many to raise eyebrows over ... Read More

Pakistan International Airlines banned from EU airspace

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 1, 2020 01:33

Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) authorization to fly to the European Union has been suspended for six month by the block's civil aviation safety authority. The decision by the European Union ... Read More

Pakistan International Airlines jet with 107 people on board crashes in Karachi

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- May 22, 2020 15:15

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger plane with over 100 people on board has crashed in the Pakistani city of Karachi today. The jet crashed in a residential Model Colony ... Read More

Should Airline and Health officials learn from Pakistan

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 11, 2020 07:06

Yesterday Authorities in Pakistan issued new regulations to assure the safe operation of their aviation sector. 1.Every aircraft will be disinfected in accordance with the procedures prescribed by PCAA at ... Read More

Warning: Pakistan and Indian citizens should not travel to Iraq

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 8, 2020 07:37

Pakistan's foreign office issued a travel warning for its nationals after Iran launched a missile attack on US-led forces in Iraq. The Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement ... Read More

Russia considering selling 16 Sukhoi Superjet SSJ-100 planes to Pakistan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 11, 2019 21:45

Russia's Industry and Trade Minister announced that Russia is considering selling between six and sixteen Sukhoi Superjet SSJ-100 aircraft to Pakistan. "We interact directly with Pakistan International Airlines. We have ... Read More

Etihad and Pakistan International Airlines re-launch codeshare partnership

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 13, 2019 16:45

Etihad Airways (Etihad), the national airline of the UAE, and the flag carrier of Pakistan, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), have relaunched their codeshare partnership to provide their customers with greater ... Read More

Pakistan-India border tourism: Kartarpur Corridor and the Sikh Community

editor editor- November 9, 2019 11:11

In a historic development filled with religious sentiments and a message of religious harmony, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday inaugurated the Kartarpur Corridor, fulfilling a decades-old demand of the ... Read More

Pakistan PM ready to cash in on multi-billion China tourism dollars

editor editor- November 2, 2019 00:55

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Gilgit-Baltistan is a gateway to the multi-billion dollars China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project which will bring development in the area in ... Read More

Inferno: 73 passengers killed in Pakistan train fire disaster

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 31, 2019 15:45

At least 73 train passengers were killed and 40 were injured when a gas stove exploded on board of packed Rawalpindi-bound Tezgam Express near Rahim Yar Khan in Pakistan on ... Read More

Indian Prime Minister denied use of Pakistani airspace

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 28, 2019 23:15

Pakistan said that it did not permit Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fly through its airspace. Islamabad has cited alleged human rights violations in Indian-administered Kashmir as a reason ... Read More

India pilgrims get visa-free entry to Pakistan

editor editor- October 25, 2019 02:53

Pakistan and India signed today an agreement to set the Kartarpur Corridor into operation. This is a historic and landmark agreement which has not only turned the long-awaited dream of the ... Read More

$1.1 million loss: Pakistan International Airlines operated 82 flights with NO passengers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 23, 2019 18:45

Pakistan's national flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), operated dozens of flights from Islamabad International Airport without any passengers for two years, local media reports. According to Geo News TV, ... Read More

Pakistan closes its airspace for Indian president’s Iceland flight

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 7, 2019 17:19

Pakistan has refused to give the president of India permission to enter its airspace for his flight to Iceland, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Saturday. Prime Minister ... Read More

Off the rails: Pakistan’s railways minister threatens India with ‘tiny nuclear bombs’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 2, 2019 17:15

According to Pakistan’s minister of railways (!), Islamabad possesses tiny nuclear bombs that will decimate India in the inevitable war that will break out in a matter of weeks. Railways ... Read More

Minister: Pakistan may close airspace to India again

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 28, 2019 01:45

Pakistani Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry was quoted today as saying that Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering a complete closure of airspace to India and blocking ... Read More

World Tourism Forum 2020 will be held in Islamabad, Pakistan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 9, 2019 18:30

Pakistan's capital city of Islamabad will be hosting the World Tourism Forum 2020, and over 1,000 foreign visitors will be attending the five-day event, the Dispatch News Desk (DND) news ... Read More

Pakistan halts train service to India over Kashmir row

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 8, 2019 16:10

Pakistan said on Thursday it would suspend a rail service linking it to India. The move comes as relations between the arch rivals continue to deteriorate over the contested Kashmir ... Read More

India ends Kashmir autonomy, Pakistan vows to ‘never accept’ it

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 5, 2019 15:29

India announced that it is revoking an old constitutional provision that granted special powers to the Indian-controlled Kashmir. The move comes amid ongoing row between India and Pakistan over the ... Read More

Pakistan records 74 railway accidents within last year

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 2, 2019 17:59

Pakistan's Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has told the National Assembly that 74 Railway accidents took place across Pakistan from August 2018 to June 2019, many of which, were ... Read More

Pakistani PM: Need to highlight Pakistan’s tourist places at international level

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 2, 2019 15:45

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday presided over a meeting of the Task Force on Tourism in Islamabad on Friday. DND News Agency reported that Prime Minister Khan underscored ... Read More

17 people killed when plane crashes into residential area in Pakistan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 30, 2019 04:52

At least seventeen people were killed and 18 wounded when a Pakistani military aircraft crashed in Rawalpindi during a routine training flight and a massive fire broke out at the ... Read More

Federally Administered Tribal Area of Pakistan: Throbbing with Tourism

editor editor- July 22, 2019 22:06

by Mati, DND Pakistan shocked the whole world by winning an extensive war against terrorism in the minimum possible time and without foreign help, because the entire nation stood together ... Read More

Pakistan re-opens its airspace for “all types of civilian traffic”

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 17, 2019 01:32

On Tuesday morning, Pakistan has re-opened its skies for civilian flights, with the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority releasing a statement, saying it had issued a notice to airmen (NOTAM) just ... Read More

13 killed, over 70 injured in Pakistan train crash

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 12, 2019 00:40

Officials in Pakistan's eastern city of Rahim Yar Khan said that 13 people were killed and over 70 injured in a passenger and freight train collision on Thursday morning. District ... Read More

Deadly shooting in airport lounge

editor editor- July 3, 2019 06:16

A shooting in an airport lounge in Pakistan is developing, a setback in security and safety improvement recently in Pakistan's travel and tourism industry. Two persons lost their lives in ... Read More