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Adam Malewski

"It is fun to get involved in this expat community with so many great and helpful people. Settling in Pakistan was much easier than we expected."

Birgit Meißner

"I love InterNations because it made finding new acquaintances here in Lahore so easy. Thanks!"

Our Expat Community in Pakistan Welcomes You!

Salām and a heart-felt welcome to our expat communities in Pakistan! InterNations is a large expat network, a community that is here to assist you in making the big move abroad. With the InterNations Communities in Pakistan, you won't be taking your next steps alone. Whatever you need to know about life for an expat in Pakistan, the expat community is here to help you. Our members can answer any questions you might have, such as “what is the education system like Pakistan?”, “where is the most family-friendly neighborhood in Islamabad?”, or even “what are the international schools like in Karachi?”. Now you don't have to wonder, you can simply join InterNations and ask!

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you are moving to another country or going on a business trip somewhere — our communities around the world are there to make you feel at home wherever you are. Feel free to check out our vibrant InterNations Communities in countries like China or Bahrain.

Join Our Exciting Events in Pakistan

Attend our monthly events and activities for Pakistan expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Pakistan Expat Guides

  • Moving to Pakistan

    With its fascinating culture and breathtaking scenery, Pakistan has plenty to offer to adventurous expats around the world. In this section, we analyze the country’s current demographics, climate, as well the paperwork and visa application process for Pakistan.
  • Living in Pakistan

    Living in Pakistan can give you an insight into one of the world’s newest republics and the lifestyle associated with a Muslim majority country. In this part of the Expat Guide, we tell you more about healthcare, transport and education in Pakistan.
  • Working in Pakistan

    With a wealth of developing industries, sectors such as cotton processing, rice production, food processing, pharmaceuticals, and construction all offer great opportunities for employment in Pakistan. You can read more about the economy, taxation and job market in our Expat Guide.

Exchange Tips about living in Pakistan

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Pakistan expat forums.

Prepare for Your Life as an Expat in Pakistan

Pakistan is on the brink of being tourism's “next big thing” — its spectacular Karakoram Mountains, ancient bazaars of Quetta, architectural masterpieces of Lahore, and the cosmopolitan hub of Karachi are all unique and exciting travel destinations. Pakistan also attracts many mountaineers from all over the world, as well as culture vultures interested in its ancient ruins and stunning architecture. So there’ll be plenty to see and do for expats in Pakistan, even if expat life is obviously about more than just visiting the tourist sites. Textiles and agriculture are two of Pakistan's key industries and export economies. Pakistan faces some challenges in improving its infrastructure, education and healthcare for its growing urban population in the future, but it is more than possible to travel the country by train, sample the tasty local food, and feel like you are experiencing one of the world's lost travel secrets. Expats in Pakistan are a mix of people posted to the country and those that have chosen to move there. Lots of expats teach English or work with NGOs and local communities. Regardless of the reason for your relocation, Pakistani people are famously welcoming and friendly by nature, so you have much to look forward to.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Saudi Arabia or Portugal, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Find New Friends Even before You Start Your Life in Pakistan

Once you are a member of InterNations, you can feel confident that you are part of a safe and secure network. Membership is by approval only, in order to ensure that every member understands the guiding principles and “netiquette” of InterNations: being friendly, open, as well as welcoming to people of all cultures and backgrounds! The InterNations Communities in Pakistan also have a number of groups and events you can join and attend. Simply join InterNations and check out our groups page; from the Hike Group in Islamabad to the Lahore Book Group, there's something for everyone. And if your interests are not yet covered, you can simply create your own group! You don't have to stop your social life when you move to another country. Make friends with other like-minded expats by joining a group or event in Pakistan, and kick-start your new life.

Adam Malewski

"It is fun to get involved in this expat community with so many great and helpful people. Settling in Pakistan was much easier than we expected."

Birgit Meißner

"I love InterNations because it made finding new acquaintances here in Lahore so easy. Thanks!"

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