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I haven’t been to Pakistan in years and can’t remember how I got money. Can anyone tell me how easy it is to use ATM cards from US banks (Plus network ideally).

by Dennis Drenner at 2008-01-10 13:47:52 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Baltimore , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→


I have just switched US banks myself because Romania (where I am based) is a black listed country for TD Bank North’s Visa debit cards. I asked about what other countries were on the list and Pakistan and South Africa were the other two. I now have a card with the MasterCard symbol. . . so you might want to check with your bank.

by Davin Ellicson | 10 Jan 2008 14:01 (ed. Jan 10 2008) | Great Barrington, Massachusett, United States | | Report spam→


Hope this helps

by Paul Rigas | 10 Jan 2008 15:01 | Grass Pants, Oregon, United States | | Report spam→
Star and Mastercard were harder for me to use when i was there a year ago. I ended up finding two banks total that i could access. Citibank and HSBC are always good. http://www.hsbc.com.pk/pk/launched/country/default.htm

good luck

by David Lang | 11 Jan 2008 02:01 | Brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→
Thanks for the help guys. I called my bank and after overcoming their shock “You’re going where?!” they confirmed that my card does indeed work in Pakistan.

There is also a site I found for the Plus network that confirms existance of a number of ATMs using their system in both Islamabad and Karachi.

I still think I’ll be doing a lot of praying the first time I stick my card in an ATM, but this all helps…

by Dennis Drenner | 11 Jan 2008 13:01 | Baltimore, United States | | Report spam→
I was there 2 days ago and had no problem getting money with a Mastercard, at least at the Citibank ATM. It all depends where you’ll be in Pakistan, but in big cities, you sould have no pb.

by [former member] | 14 Jan 2008 11:01 | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates | | Report spam→
In larger cities, I’ve had no issues. If you head into the remote areas, I would stuff the wallet. Kashmir, Jelhum Valley specifically, did not have any that I saw. In the NWFP there were plenty, once in a while they would be empty but there would be another not too far. Good luck. Its a great town.

by phil suarez | 16 Jan 2008 03:01 | New York, United States | | Report spam→

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