Pakistan Rupee (PKR) = 100 paisa. Notes are in denominations of PKR1000, 500, 100, 50, 10 and 5. Coins are in denominations of PKR2 and 1, and 50 and 25 paisa.
Credit / Debit Cards and ATM’s
American Express is the most widely accepted card. MasterCard and Visa are also good, but Diners Club and other cards have more limited use.
Travellers Cheque Advice
Generally accepted at most banks, 4- and 5-star hotels and major shops. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take traveller’s cheques in US Dollars or Pounds Sterling.
The import and export of local currency is limited to PKR100 in denominations of PKR10 or less (the import of banknotes in denominations of PKR50 and PKR100 or more is prohibited). The import and export of foreign currency are unlimited. Up to PKR500 may be reconverted into foreign currency, provided official exchange receipts are shown.
Mon-Sat 0900-1330, Fri 0900-1230.
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