Pakistan

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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!"

Working and living in Pakistan with the InterNations Expat Guide

Are you preparing for living and working in Pakistan? Or are you already an expat and have recently relocated to Islamabad, Karachi or some other international Pakistani city?

The expat relocation to Pakistan is definitely an exciting international opportunity and cross-cultural adventure: Visiting the landscape such as Islamabad Capital Territory, getting to know how Pakistani folks celebrate Yom-e-Mazdoor, or acquiring a taste for Pakistan’s popular dishes like biryani…

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Pakistan. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from working in Saudi Arabia to living in Australia.

Top Articles in the Pakistan Expat Guide

  • 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.

Reliable Information about living and working in Pakistan

Relocating to and living in Pakistan necessitates lots of reliable information on different facets of Pakistani expat life. Many questions come up when living overseas in Pakistan: ʺAre we, as expats, liable to Pakistani income tax law?ʺ, ʺWhat are the "posh" neighbourhoods of Karachi?ʺ, ʺHow to find a trustworthy maid in Islamabad?ʺ, or ʺWhat are the requirements to get a Pakistani residence permit for my wife?ʺ

Looking for so much information on working and living in Pakistan is rather bothersome and requires a lot of time. The InterNations Expat Guide for Pakistan is designed to help you and offers trusted information on all issues of interest to expats living in Pakistan. Various topics are covered in our Pakistan Expat Guide from education and children, to local organisations & companies or administration and finance, up to expat institutions & clubs. Such characteristic questions that concern expat life abroad as ʺWill my kids be able to sit their university-entrance exams while in Islamabad?ʺ will no more remain open.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Pakistan? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in UK or living in Ireland!

From expat insurance providers to international hospitalsand doctors –
Advice on living and working in Pakistan

In addition, our expat listings for Pakistan include recommended entries for services and organizations catering to expatriates’ needs, like expat insurance providers or international hospitalsand doctors. By becoming part of our community, you can also participate in the InterNations Forum and discuss with other internationals about your expatriate experience living abroad in Pakistan. We’ll be delighted to greet you with a warm Khush amaadiid among our InterNations members living and working in Pakistan.

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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