TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION
Participants are requested to kindly apply for visa to the nearest Pakistani Embassy or High Commission. Participants from countries with no Pakistani diplomatic mission should write to the Secretariat at least three months in advance. A formal invitation letter would be required from the Organizing Secretary (Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary) for this purpose.
Karachi has a modern international airport, which provides connections to all major cities of the world. Most of the major airlines of the world have frequent flights to Karachi, since the city provides a major route linking with the Far East as well as with the Middle East, Europe and USA. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is the national flag carrier. Travel agent or any PIA office can provide you with full details regarding travel to Karachi.
All participants will be accommodated in the International Guest houses of the ICCBS, which has excellent accommodation facilities.
Only limited accommodation is available and participants are therefore advised to send the completed hotel accommodation form along with the registration fee and cheque corresponding to the number of nights they wish to stay in Karachi as soon as possible. Payments should be made directly to the Secretariat either in the form of a bank draft in favor of “International Symposium”.
The cities of Pakistan rightly boast of rich oriental bazaars as well as modern shopping plazas. Bargaining is not uncommon in the market places. Leather, woolen, cotton, brass, copper and wood works are some of the specialties. Onyx ware is in abundance. Gold and silver jewellery, intricately handcrafted, is also a major attraction. Pakistani carpets and rugs are among the best in the world.
A message desk will be available for incoming and outgoing mail and fax messages at the registration area during the symposium. E-mail access and bulletin board will also be available for registered participants. The entire campus of the ICCBS, including accommodation areas are Wi-Fi connected.
Registration fees at the symposium desk can be paid in cash or through checks. Currency conversion to Pakistani rupees will be available at the designated counter and at commercial banks opened during the week (Monday to Saturday).