Introduction to Pakistan – and How to Stay Safe!

News Today presents the latest news about Pakistan, entertainment, movies, sports, health and fashion. In this short article, we will give you some overview of this beautiful country, and we will give you some practical advice on those to stay safe while visiting it.

The Pakistan Overview

Pakistan is a federal parliamentary republic in South Asia on crossroads of Central Asia and Western Asia. It is the sixth-most populous country with a population exceeding 200 million people. It is separated from Tajikistan by Afghanistan's narrow Wakhan Corridor in the north, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.

In most of Punjab and Sindh, the Indus plains have many fluvial landforms that support various natural biomes including tropical and subtropical dry and moist broadleaf forestry as well as tropical and xeric shrublands and kair which provide firewood. In the south of Sindh are Indus River Delta in west and Great Rann of Kutch in east.

Staying Safe in Pakistan

We cannot list specific measures that will protect you from every threatening situation that may arise. Instead, we hope to teach you how to think “crime prevention” in day-to-day living. The suggestions presented should not be thought of as a list of crime prevention measures.

While we all want our homes to look as appealing and feel as comfortable as possible, security is a critical aspect that should capture our interest first. This is particularly true for a country like Pakistan, where crimes against persons, violence and kidnappings are a permanent concern for U.S. citizens and Westerners. If possible, select a hotel with has installed modern electronic guest room locks. The majority of these locks automatically change the lock combination with every new guest so there is little chance of someone having a duplicate key to your room. If you lose or misplace your key, ask to have your room re-keyed immediately.

When it comes to safety, you’re best of using the combination lock. The combination for your lock is either placed on the back of your lock or at its top. The combination is made up of three numbers or more numbers. When entering your combination, you must enter the numbers in the order shown on the combination tag, or the way you set it up when obtaining the combination lock itself.

When leaving the house, even for a short period of time, (taking out the trash, or getting the mail), always take a key with you. Most lockouts occur when you "step out". It's always a good idea to give a spare key to a good friend or a family member that lives near by.

When shopping, lock your vehicle, set the alarm and park as close to the store as possible. And park in a well-lighted spot. Be aware of your surroundings and remember - criminals come in all ages, from 10 to 80 years old.

Give your neighbor your house key to check in on your home. The best locks in the world cannot substitute for caution and common sense. Never admit anyone to your home you do not know. A simple, inexpensive safety devise is a one-way door viewer available from almost any hardware store or locksmith. 

Remember - locks are there for a reason. They have kept us safe since the time immorial. That is why you should always have a handy locksmith in your contacts, in the same way you'd have a dentist, doctor or 911 numbers. You can find good, legit locksmiths at; remember, it is always better to safe than sorry.