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Welcome to Lahore ± the marvelous city of ancient history and never ending delight!

Lahore centers the rich cultural heritage representing the ancient mix of historical folds the country
has experienced over centuries. From pre-Islamic empires to the wonders of Mughal architectures
beautifying the city with its majestic appeal, the Mughal-Gothic structures of British era to modern
day; a walk around the city is like living the history channel.

Preserved Mughal monuments such as the Badshahi Mosque, the Lahore Fort, Shalimar Gardens,
and the Mausoleum of Jehangir and Nur Jehan are the most popular tourist attractions of the city.
Several buildings from British era have also been restored as Lahore High Court, the General Post
Office, Lahore Museum and many older universities.

Lahore, the city of Gardens also hosts most of the arts, cuisines, festivals, filmmaking, music,
gardening and intelligentsia of the country. Such spell-binding marvels of Lahore have ranked the
city as the 2nd best tourist destination in Pakistan of 2010.

This letter contains all the information that you may require during your stay / visit to Pakistan,
Tetra Pak Pakistan facilities and surrounding areas. We hope you find the information useful.
However, if you require additional guidance, we will be glad to be of assistance.

316 Upper Mall, Lahore - 54000 - Pakistan

Sundar Industrial Estate, Plot No. 701-704 Gate No. 02, Raiwind Road, Lahore 55150 - Pakistan


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Our normal business hours are 08:00 to 17:30 hrs from Monday to Friday.


Lahore Airport, now known as Allama Iqbal International Airport, is located 15 km from the city¶s
centre at about 20 minutes drive from Lahore city. The airport handles 2.5 million passengers a

Allama Iqbal International Airport has three terminals. Domestic arrivals are located at Level-I,
while the departures are located at Level-II. There are numerous services and facilities at the
terminal, including banks, ATMs, currency exchange booths, restaurants, cafes and a shopping
arcade with gift shops and baggage holding facilities. A 24-hour prayer room and special care for
the physically challenged and elderly travelers is also available.


Missions abroad are authorised to grant five years validity (Multiple) visa within 24 hours to
businessmen of 6 countries of Business Visa List (BVL) with maximum stay duration of three
months. The following documents are required:
` Recommendation Letter from CC&I of the respective country of the foreigner
` Invitation Letter from Business organisation duly recommended by the concerned Trade
Organisation / Association in Pakistan
` Recommendatory Letter by Honorary Investment Counsellor of BOI / Commercial Attach
posted at Missions abroad
The 6 countries are inclusive of all Scandinavian countries as well as Singapore and the


Foreign nationals can only apply for Pakistan visa from their country of origin OR from the place of
legal permanent residence. Request for visas of a third country origin will be decided only by the
Ambassador / High Commissioner / Head of Mission / Consulate.

Indians having legal presence in Dubai or Singapore can apply to a Local Pakistan Consulate.

Please note that there are no restrictions on women travelling on a Business Visa.


Tetra Pak Pakistan has been managing secure residential facilities for the guests in the New Tetra
Pak Lahore Factory and the Swedish Villas, located in a secure compound in the heart of the city.
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Airport pick-up and drop-off has been arranged as per your flight details entered in the website for
the New Tetra Pak Lahore Factory Inauguration. A complete meet & greet and personalised
security plan will be sent to you via email upon the confirmation of your flight itinerary. A Tetra Pak
driver will be the assigned driver for the complete duration of your stay.


All the guest rooms have been equipped with excellent wireless WiFi connection.

The weather of Lahore in March is pleasant. Spring is a time for bright colours and people of
Lahore celebrate the season with the annual kite flying festival. Spring, like autumn in Lahore, is a
fleeting month or so of pleasant weather between the cool season and the hot season. Men shed
their sweater vests and jackets, and they may start wearing short-sleeve button-down shirts to
work. The women stop wearing their thick winter clothing and sweaters, and start wearing lighter
materials like Cotton, Georgette, Silk and Chiffon. You may still want to bring a sleeveless sweater
or a warm shawl with you in case the nights are cooler.

The currency is the Pakistani Rupee (PKR) which is linked to the US Dollar (1 USD: 86 PKR).
The Rupee is commonly referred to as either PKR or Rs. For exchange rates, please visit the
following website:

Lahore is city with an extremely rich food culture. People from Lahore are famous all over the
country for their love for food. The city offers a vast variety of options when it comes to

The following is a list of some foods of which Lahore is renowned for having unique tastes:

` Gosht Karahi (chicken or mutton cooked in spices) is a specialty of Lahore

` Dal Gosht (meat and pulses)
` Murgh Channy
` Murgh Musallam (chicken cooked with rice and dry fruits stuffed inside)
` Seekh Kababs (Pashto-style minced meat rolls)
` Gol Gappa
` Dahi Bhallay (appetisers dipped in yoghurt)
` Hareesa
` Shawarma
` Chicken Tikka (barbeque-style fried chicken pieces)
` Biryani (popular South Asian rice dish; the biryani of Lahore is known for its unique taste)
` Haleem (lentil curry)
` Falooda
` Halwa Poori (a breakfast specialty of Lahore)
` Nihari
` Samosa
` Kheer
` Paya (dish)
` Lahori chicken chargha

We will take utmost care of your culinary requirements based on our experience of entertaining
over a 100 guests throughout the course of the project staying for over 6 months. However, we do
advise you to carry precautionary medication in case of sensitive digestion.

Punjabi and Urdu are the common languages spoken in Lahore, although Lahore has a high level
of education and English is widely spoken. Visitors to Lahore should be able to get by speaking
English, especially in tourist areas.

Some useful phrases in Urdu are mentioned in Roman below:

Hi! Salam!
Good morning! Salam Alekum/Subha Ba-khair!
Good evening! Salam Alekum
Welcome! (to greet someone) Khush Aamdeed
How are you? Kya Hal Hai?

I'm fine, thanks! Main Theek Hun, Shukriya!

And you? Aur Aap?
Good/ So-So. Accha/Kuch Theek
Thank you (very much)! Bahut Bahut Shukriya!
You're welcome! (for "thank you") Koi Baat Nahin
See you later! Phir Milaiyin ge!
Good bye! Khuda Hafiz!

With diverse range of consumer products and attractive prices, shopping in Lahore is a fun-filled
experience. The city of Lahore is a shopper's paradise with some trendy shopping centers in the
city. Because of so much variety of quality products and reasonable pricing Shopping in Lahore is
an attraction itself. From book shops to stationary, from traditional jewelry shops and apparels to
electronics goods, from gift shops to dried foods you will find it all in Lahore.

Some of the most impressive shopping centers in the city are Hafeez Center, Liberty Market and
Raja Center and traditional markets such as Anarkali bazaar, M M Alam Road bazaar,

Shopping Malls: All the major shopping malls are open from 10:00 until 23:00

Department Stores: Monday to Saturday: 10:00 ± 21:00


` Shalimar Gardens
` Lahore Fort
` Shish Mahal
` Kim's Gun
` Gurdwara Janam Asthan
` Jehangir's Tomb
` Noor Jehan's Tomb
` Shrine of Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh Ali Hajvery
` Badshahi Masjid
` Lahore Museum
` Golden Mosque or Sunehri Masjid
` Wazir Khan's Mosque
` Fakir Khana Museum
` The Old City
` Havelis of the Old City
` Minar-e-Pakistan
` Changa Manga
` Lawrence Gardens
` Shalimar Gardens
` Hazoori Bagh
` Bagh-e-Jinnah
` Pearl Mosque


Pakistan Standard Time is 5 hours ahead of Universal Time or Greenwich Mean Time (London).

For the time difference between your country and Lahore, please visit the following website:

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Most banks in Pakistan open from :00 to 17:00, with a network of main commercial bank
branches throughout the country. All famous foreign banks also offer commercial banking
services. Most banks in Pakistan have a nationwide network of ATM machines that dispense on
local currency only and accept cards of other Pakistani banks and foreign cards that use
internationally recognised electronic banking systems. Many teller machines will also accept VISA
or MasterCard.

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These are generally accepted in most banks, 4 and 5 star hotels and major shops. To avoid
additional exchange rate charges, you are advised to take traveler¶s cheques in US Dollars or
Pounds Sterling.

As Tetra Pak Pakistan will be taking care of your accommodation, you will not be required to pay
hotel bills. However, you are advised to carry the currency for shopping and other recreational

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Pakistan International Airlines (UAN) Ë 2 42 111 786 786

Emirates Ë 2 42 3663 2604-5

Airblue Ë 2 42 3587 078

Etihad Airways (Toll Free) 00800 00 440 17

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Gulf Air
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Qatar Airways (UAN) Ë 2 42 111 310 310

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Muslim Commercial Bank Ë 2 42 111 000 622

Habib Metropolitan Bank Ë 2 42 111 141 414

United Bank Limited (Toll-Free) 0800-11-825

Citi Bank Pakistan Ë 2 42 111 222 222

ABN AMRO Ë 2 42 111 112 233 -

(UAN) 111-002-002
Standard Chartered Bank
(Toll Free) 0800-44-444

Bank Alfalah Ë 2 42 111 225 111

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Lahore General Hospital Ë 2 42 111 202 101 

Jinnah Hospital Ë 2 42 3516 0024 

Punjab Institute of Cardiology Ë 2 42 3 20 3054

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Ë 2 42 3 20 0572 

Hamid Lateef Hospital (UAN) Ë 2 42 111 000 043 

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National Hospital 

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Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital 42 35 4 5100

Surgimed Hospital Ë 2 42 3571 4411-3 

In Lahore some of the major private and government hospitals offer world class medical facilities
and provide the latest medical equipments and modern technology. English speaking staff is
available in many leading hospitals.

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