How to Call Pakistan Phone Numbers

Country phone codes

+92 is the country calling code assigned to Pakistan by the International Telecommunication Union. All of the country’s telephone numbers are also designated under the Telecommunication (Re-Organisation) Act of 1996, created by the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication of the Pakistani Government.

So if you’re calling Pakistan, the number should start with:

+92 123-4567

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Other Important Information about Pakistan

Prefix

A prefix is simply the set of numbers that come before the country and area codes of a telephone number. Pakistan’s telephone numbers are made up of 9-11 numbers. So if you’re going to make a call to Pakistan using a mobile phone, you should dial country code+area code+5-7-digit number. Some of the common area codes in Pakistan include Karachi (21), Lahore (42) and Faisalabad (41).

Location Country Code Landline Area Code Landline Number
Karachi +92 (21) 12345
Lahore +92 (42) 1234567
Faisalabad +92 (41) 1234567

So if you’re making a call to Karachi, dial +92 21 1234567.

Network coverage

Network coverage is readily available across Pakistan.

4G coverage

LTE 4G connection is only available in some parts of the country, but quality highly depends on the mobile operator.

International Roaming

Available at over 50 destinations, you can count on us to keep you connected even when you’re not in home soil. 
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Top Mobile SIM network in Pakistan

Here are the top mobile SIM networks in Pakistan:

Mobilink

Telenor

Zong

Top apps used to communicate

Here are the top apps mostly used for communication in Pakistan:

WhatsApp

WhatsApp

Messenger

Messenger

Emergency phone numbers

Here are the 4 most important emergency numbers to take note of when visiting Pakistan:

ambulance service

115, 1122 for ambulance service

fire

16 for fire

police

15 for police

warning

15 for the national emergency number.

Best Time to Call Pakistan

Pakistan observes Pakistan Standard Time using the time offset of UTC+05.
Wherever you are in Australia, you can call Pakistan from the following time zones:

Best time to call

Time to Call

UTC Relative

Time Zone

State

Pakistan 3:00pm – 12:00am UTC+10:00 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Queensland
1:00pm – 12:00am UTC+08:00 Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) Western Australia
2:00pm – 12:00am UTC+09:30 Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) South Australia, Northern Territory and town of Broken Hill in Western New South Wales
4:00pm – 12:00am UTC+11:00 Norfolk Island Standard Time (NFT) Norfolk Island
12:00pm – 12:00am UTC+07:00 Christmas Island Standard Time (CXT) Christmas Island
11:00am – 10:30pm UTC+06:30 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Standard Time (CCT) Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Daylight Savings Time (first Sunday in October – first Sunday in April)

Best time to call

Time to Call

UTC Relative

Time Zone

State

Pakistan 4:00pm – 12:00am UTC+11:00 Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) New South Wales (except Broken Hill), Victoria, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory
3:00pm – 12:00am UTC+10:00 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Queensland
1:00pm – 12:00am UTC+08:00 Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) Western Australia
3:30pm – 12:00am UTC+10:30 Australian Central Daylight Time (ACDT) South Australia, Northern Territory and town of Broken Hill in Western New South Wales
2:30pm – 12:00am UTC+09:30 Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) Northern Territory
5:00pm – 12:00am UTC+12:00 Norfolk Island Daylight Time (NDT) Norfolk Island
12:00pm – 12:00am UTC+07:00 Christmas Island Standard Time (CXT) Christmas Island
11:00am – 10:30pm UTC+06:30 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Standard Time (CCT) Cocos (Keeling) Islands

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