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AminaJane
8/20/2015 15:03 EST

Hi all, I need any help I can get. My husband is a Pakistani national and we are currently fighting for his right to stay in the UK. I need to know what life would be like for me if I had to move to Pakistan. Please note, we have very little income so wouldn't be able to afford to live in a secure complex, his family live in Peshawar, I have pretty severe mental health problems, none of my family would be there. Thanks for any help

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raheelwp
9/30/2015 04:10 EST

Hi,
Welcome to Pakistan. There is no problem in your living in Pakistan. The only thing you need to take care of is to select a reasonable location. Since not all cities/areas are alike you will likely to see some people starring to you as you are an alien and some people will not even bother looking at you. I personally think you live in Islamabad / Karachi. You can survive in 40,000 PKR but depends on your life style and the area you are living in it can go up to 100,000 PKR

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britpak77
12/7/2015 00:37 EST

hi,

you won't have a problem at all if you just choose your area.
There are tons of great new developments.
Stay away from the inner old cities.
I lived in the UK for 36 years, I am here now and my kids won't go back.

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maryamkhan
2/1/2016 10:02 EST

This post is few months old but had to post as I live in Peshawar I'm from the UK and ur situation looks just like mine this post looks so much like mine I could of wrote it, if u are still thinking about moving get in touch I can tell u what it will be like living here , best of luck

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Kgrech
5/15/2016 06:30 EST

I am married to a Pakistani and I am considering moving there from Australia, any advice would be appreciated

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MoenHassan
5/15/2016 16:59 EST

Best choice of city would be Islamabad. We are a Brit family moved to Lahore which would be your second best choice. We travel to Islamabad frequently and feel it would be a better choice to live, however we have more family here in Lahore which is the reason why we still stay here.
Best time to move is during the winter or just before winter around October time. This would give you a chance to get seasoned/climated to the local climate and set up your air cons etc. You will then slowly move into the summer which is pretty warm here, but atleast this will give you a better chance and you will be prepared.

Anything specific you need advice on, please just ask and someone will try to help usually.

BTW you are Brit or Australian? (or a Brit living out in Australia and now moving to Pak?)

Good luck with your move.

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MoenHassan
5/15/2016 17:10 EST

Please not that my last reply is to Kgrech not the OP.

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maryamkhan
5/15/2016 17:25 EST

@kgrech I moved to Pakistan from Scotland more than a year ago I have no Pakistan roots at all just married a Pakistani I lived in Peshawar now for 7 or 8 months I live in Islambad Bharia Town so I have nice home nice area etc but Dont i recommend taking such big moved try few weeks visits if possible it's such a cultrule shock to adapt and I get sick easily with the heat but I'm from far up north of Scotland so I'm used to the cold the food the culture the language its all going to be so new its hard to make friends even I now speak Urdu its still hard to find friends I cook an eat Pakistani food I wear shalwar kameez I adjust i except Islam but still its hard will be big change for you so my advise would be visit few times any questions message me I will help with as much info you would like as I can.

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samantha74
5/15/2016 22:54 EST

Making friends here can be tough, I am also a Brit living here
Expatsreunite@gmail.com
Drop me a line anytime :0)
Samantha

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NadDaCatLover
7/11/2016 05:50 EST

Hello,
I am a british passport holder who lived in Britain for 20 year. My origin is from Morocco, but I adapted and lived in UK, it was my home where I settled and have family and friends. I met my Pakistani husband in London, but later after marriage and due to changes he had to leave and come back to Pakistan. I live near Lahore, not in Lahore, one hour away. I am struggling to adapt to life here, miss my independency and my social life back home. Been here for almost a year but still struggling. Would love to meet other expats or chat every now and then for advise and ideas.
Thank you
Nada

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Haggis
7/8/2019 12:56 EST

Where in Scotland are you from.
I’m from Edinburgh and I am thinking of moving over end of next year.
What paperwork do you need to get from the consulate in Glasgow. I know I can get an POC card now but not sure if from uk or Pakistan as I got married in Pakistan.

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