Guide to Driving In Pakistan - Drive Safe in Pakistan

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Pakistan and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

80-100 kph

urban
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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

50 kph

rural
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motorway speed limit

120 kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

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drink and drive limit
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urban
You drive in Pakistan on the Left side  
urban
The currency in Pakistan is PKR
urban
To rent a car is  21 years and to drive is 18 years of age
urban
Current fuel price in Pakistan 0.65 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Pakistan

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Pakistan?

Driving in Pakistan
Pocket guide to driving in Pakistan
Profile:
Pakistan
Islamabad
PKR
Driving in Pakistan
SPEED: (kph)
80-100
50
120
Speed limit in Pakistan
Holiday:
Rush hour in Pakistan
Cameras:
YES
YES
Speed cameras in Pakistan
FUEL:
0.60
0.70
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Pakistan
DRIVE:
LEFT
Drive LEFT in Pakistan
MIN AGE:
18
21
Min driving age in Pakistan
DRINK:
0mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Pakistan
EMERGENCY:
15/115/16
Emergency phone number in Pakistan
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Pakistan
PHONES:
Yes
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Pakistan
SEATBELTS:
Yes
No
Seat belt in Pakistan
There are many areas of Pakistan which are not safe to visit. These include the semi-autonomous regions including Waziristan and the tribal areas near the Afghan border and the Indian border region.  Elsewhere you'll find many other great areas for you to visit which will be safe but you should always take note of local advice.

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 15

Police Fire: 115

Police Ambulance: 16

Notes: local emergency responders in Punjab province can be reached by dialing 1122. 112 from any GSM handset will forward to the local emergency number.

Fuel Prices in Pakistan by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking regulations
 
You must not park other than in authorised parking spaces in the central districts of the large towns and cities. Elsewhere you can park wherever you find a space. Wherever you park it must not cause obstruction. 
 
Paid parking
 
Many authorised parking spaces in the big cities are covered by ticket machines. Parking charges are low, the equivalent of 10p for an hour and you’ll know your car is safe. There are garages and parking areas which are also controlled by charges and these often give more security as they are attended.
 
Enforcement
 
Enforcement of parking is done by the police but generally only when an obstruction is caused. Overstaying your parking time on authorised spaces can earn a ticket but this is rarely enforced. 
 
Disabled parking
 
There are no concessions for disabled drivers in Pakistan but if you used parking garages or lots that are attended you’ll usually find someone who is prepared to assist. 

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 15

Police Fire: 115

Police Ambulance: 16

The emergency number in Pakistan is 15 for the police, 16 for the ambulance and 115 for fire

What to do in an emergency

If you have a problem with your car you can contact your hire car company using the number on the documentation and inside the windscreen. If you are using your own vehicle, make sure you take the number of a local emergency assistance company with you when you travel. 
 
In an accident, call the police and medical services if someone has been injured. If it’s only minor damage to the vehicles, you will not need to get the police involved. Take the details of all those involved together with witnesses. If you can, take photographs of the scene. 

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

Despite Pakistanis speaking Urdu, you'll find the majority of them understand English very well and that signs in the country are also printed in English too. 

Pakistan Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Pakistan by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 0.73 0.65
May, 2019 0.78 0.68
Apr, 2019 0.76 0.64
Mar, 2019 0.73 0.61
Feb, 2019 0.70 0.60
Jan, 2019 0.70 0.60
Phil Partridge
Posted by Phil Partridge
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Travel writer, car rental guru, Phil has rented cars all over the world and shares his knowledge and experience on the Rhinocarhire.com Blog. Favourite country to visit: France.

Visitor Comments

  • 06/02/2019

    Maaz

    ASALAMALIAKUM WARAHMATULAHI WABARAKATUHU My Name is Maaz.I am a First year student.I use My Motorcycle for just going to college.I have a Question,I hope you will answer me. WHAT DO I DO WHEN I SEE SOME TRANSPORT(CAR,MOTORCYCLE) VIOLATING TRAFFIC RULES?CAN I SAY THAT YOU ARE DOING WRONG TO THE PERSON WHO IS VIOLATING CAUSE WHEN I AM DRIVING SEVERAL CARS SHIFT LANE WITHOUT BLINKER OR INDICATOR SO I JUST NEED TO KNOW THAT DO I HAVE THE RIGHT TO TELL THEM THAT THEY ARE VIOLATING THE RULES?
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