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Aden

''' to occupy the territory and stop attacks by pirates against the British East India Company (Honourable East India Company)'s shipping to India. The city in present-day Yemen remained under British control (British overseas territories) until 1967. 1983 – After writing a letter to Soviet premier (List of leaders of the Soviet Union) Yuri Andropov, American schoolgirl '''Samantha Smith''' visited the Soviet Union as Andropov's personal guest, becoming


Saudi Arabia

Shia insurgents. He is the eldest son of the late Crown Prince Sultan (Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud). In March 1958, Zafarullah Khan performed Umrah while at the same time, visited the shrine of Muhammad in Medina, Saudi Arabia. During his visit, he met with the King of Saudi Arabia Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia, staying in the Royal Palace as the King's personal guest. In 1967, Zafarullah Khan returned to Saudia Arabia to perform Hajj, a religious duty that must be carried


Pakistan

upfront who is supposed to pay, and there is no need to fight. But if you are someone's personal guest and they take you out to a restaurant, you should offer to pay anyway, and you should insist a lot. Sometimes these fights get a little funny, with each side trying to snatch the bill away from the other, all the time laughing politely. If you don't have experience in these things, chances are you will lose the argument the first time, but in that case, make sure that you pay the next time. (And try to make sure that there is a next time.) Unless the bill amount is very large do not offer to share it, and only as a second resort after they have refused to let you pay it all. :The same rule applies when you are making a purchase. If you are purchasing something for yourself, your hosts might still offer to pay for it if the amount is not very high, and sometimes, even if it is. In this situation, unless the amount is very low, you should never lose the fight. (If the amount is in fact ridiculously low, say less than ₹10, then don't insult your hosts by putting up a fight.) Even if by chance you lose the fight to pay the shopkeeper, it is customary to practically thrust (in a nice way, of course) the money into your host's hands. :These rules do not apply if the host has made it clear beforehand that it is his or her treat, especially for some specific occasion. It is considered rude to introduce yourself to strangers; it is generally advisable to ask some mutual acquaintance to introduce you. Strangers will speak with each other in the "formal" register of Urdu, and using the familiar register will be seen as very rude. When being introduced to elders or strangers while seated it is customary to get up as a sign of respect and It is advisable to ask a person how they wish to be addressed. If at all possible, try not to schedule meetings during Ramadan. The workday is shortened, and since Muslims fast, they will not be able to offer you tea, which is a sign of hospitality. Meeting are also not scheduled at namaz. Remember to remove your shoes when entering a religious building such as mosques or shrines. There are dedicated areas where your footwear may be stored for a small fee in shrines while in mosques, there may be racks to store the shoes but where they're not available, you can leave them where others do. Women aren't generally allowed to visit mosques in Pakistan so they shouldn't except some exceptions, but where they do, they must wear very modest clothes (long skirts and shawls to cover the body as well as sleeves and legs), and cover their heads with a headscarf or such like. Men should also wear modest clothes, not shorts as it is considered rude. Mosques are sometimes off-limits to non-Muslims so it is always better to inquire with someone at the mosque before entering. Be careful of initiating political discussions. It's best not to discuss topics such as the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict or the role of Islam in society regardless of what opinion you hold. India is a sensitive subject about which many Pakistanis will have strong views. Take care when discussing the issue, and avoid getting into a conversation about the whole issue. It's fine to have a chat about your visit to India, the people, and Indo-Pak cricket matches. But it is far better to avoid any discussion of the political disputes with India or the Kashmir Conflict. Likewise, bitterness and often intense dislike may be expressed concerning Indians or the nation of India and its strong allies. Discussion in favour of the United States and Israel is also discouraged. Connect The '''country code''' for Pakistan is +92 if you are calling from outside the country. Phone numbers are seven digits long with two digit city code in larger districts, and six digits long with three digit city code in smaller districts, for a total of nine digits as a standard nationwide (except for Azad Kashmir). All mobile numbers, however, are seven digits long and begin with a four digit network code "03XX", where XX indicates the cellular provider. Thus Pakistani mobile numbers are linked to one particular cellular provider, NOT one particular city as in North America. Therefore the city prefix should not be dialled in addition to the cellular prefix. As in many countries, omit the initial zero when dialling a city or cell code from outside Pakistan and prefix the '92' country code after dialling your country's international access code. Thus Telenor™ cell number 765 4321 dialled from the USA Canada would be 011 92 345 765 4321 and Peshawar landline 234-5678 dialled from France or the UK would be 00 92 91 234-5678. The international access code for outgoing calls from Pakistan is 00. PTCL offers landline and wireless phone services. '''Public Call Offices''' can be found all over the country. You will find a PCO in nearly 50% of the general stores where there is usually someone who operates the phone and fax. Fees will be charged according to the time spent, and you will pay when you have finished your call. Cell phone class "wikitable" style "float:right;" ! Calling from !! Price !! Syntax !! Example - Same city Local align right ''number'' align right 123-4567 - Different city STD align right '''0'''-''area code''-''number'' align right 051 123-4567 - Overseas ISD align right '''+92'''-''area code''-''number'' align right +92 51 123-4567 Major providers of mobile phone service (GSM) are: * '''Mobilink''' * '''Telenor''' * '''Ufone''' * '''Warid''' * '''Zong - China Mobile''' One very convenient feature is that all Pakistani cellular operators use the GSM platform, so that cellular handsets nationwide are freely interchangeable between providers. Cell phones were considered as a status symbol a few years ago but, since 2002, the telecommunications industry has experienced a bit of a boom. These days you can hardly find a single person in the country without a personal cell phone. There are various service providers offering a huge variety of plans. Among them are Mobilink, Warid Telecom, Telenor, Ufone & Zong (China Mobile). It's not a bad idea to buy a cell phone and use a prepaid plan to get yourself connected while you are in the country. The mobile phones and the prepaid plans are very cheap; you can usually get a new cheap cell phone just for Rs 2,000 and a prepaid connection for Rs 150-400. Due to security threats, in order to purchase a SIM card you will need to provide formal identification. Internet '''Cybercafes''' can be found on virtually every street corner and the rates are as low as Rs 15-20 per hour. They usually don't have a very fast operating system so don't be too impatient. They usually use 14 inch monitors with Windows 2000, Windows 98 or Windows XP usually installed. Most of the cafes have a decent speed internet connection. Internet Access can be obtained easily on notebook computers with the help of GPRS enabled mobile connections, supported by almost all of the five mobile operators. '''Mobilink''' provides EDGE based connection in very limited areas of Karachi, but '''Telenor''''s coverage of EDGE is wider. The standard price of GPRS EDGE usage is Rs 10-18 per MB of data transferred but '''Zong''' offers Rs 15 h. If you wish to download much more, you may want to use unlimited packages, provided only by '''Warid''', '''Mobilink''' and Telenor at this time. '''World Call''' and '''Ufone''' also offers USB Modem.3G and 4G based connections are also available from all the mobile service providers, rates are nearly same as EDGE. You can also subscribe to GPRS EDGE bundles, which drops the price really low. Wateen, Mobilink Infinity, WiTribe, and Qubee are WiMax internet providers. National telecommunication company PTCL offers a USB EVo device for very fast internet connections. There are '''Wi-Fi hotspots''' all over Pakistan, in hotels, malls, and cafes restaurants. Commons:Category:Pakistan WikiPedia:Pakistan Dmoz:Regional Asia Pakistan


India

complicated. ** In a '''business lunch or dinner''', it is usually clear upfront who is supposed to pay, and there is no need to fight. But if you are someone's personal guest and they take you out to a restaurant, you should offer to pay anyway, and you should insist a lot. Sometimes these fights get a little funny, with each side trying to snatch the bill away from the other, all the time laughing politely. If you don't have experience in these things, chances are, you will lose the chance the first time, but in that case, make sure that you pay the next time. (and try to make sure that there is a next time.) Unless the bill amount is very large do not offer to share it, and only as a second resort after they have refused to let you pay it all. ** The same rule applies when you are making a purchase. If you are purchasing something for yourself, your hosts might still offer to pay for it if the amount is not very high, and sometimes, even if it is. In this situation, unless the amount is very low, you should never lose the fight. (If the amount is in fact ridiculously low, say less than ₹10, then don't insult your hosts by putting up a fight.) Even if by chance you lose the fight to pay the shopkeeper, it is customary to practically thrust (in a nice way, of course) the money into your host's hands. ** These rules do not apply if the host has made it clear beforehand that it is his or her treat, especially for some specific occasion. Sensitive topics * '''Pakistan''' is a sensitive subject about which many Indians will have strong views. Take care when discussing the issue, and better if you avoid mentioning it, especially in Jammu and Kashmir. It's fine to have a chat about your visit to Pakistan, the people, and Indo-Pak cricket matches. But it is far better to avoid any discussion of the '''political disputes with Pakistan or the Kashmir Conflict'''. Likewise, bitterness and often intense dislike may be expressed concerning Pakistanis or the nation of Pakistan. *''' China''' is a very sensitive topic in the country as well. The territorial conflict between the two countries has led to disputes. Likewise, bitterness and intense dislike toward the Chinese may be found. If you are talking about business then talk on China could be a preferred thing for the Indians. * Avoid insulting or questioning '''religious beliefs'''. Do not draw any parallels or comparisons in between any two religions, especially Hinduism and Muslim beliefs. * Be cautious when discussing the '''caste system''', since Western viewpoints on this topic are often either antiquated or inadequate. Recent changes in society have meant that in some urban areas, caste prejudice is non-existent. * '''Sri Lanka''' is also a very sensitive subject in the subcontinent, especially Tamil Nadu. Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was killed in 1991 by Sri Lanka-based rebel group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. *It is better not to discuss politics in some regions of India, especially Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Kerala and Jharkhand. A light conversation is welcomed by the locals, but a debate on political parties and their views could spark problems. *'''Operation Bluestar''' or '''Indira Gandhi''' is a very sensitive topic in Punjab. Many people condemned the operation and Indira Gandhi was eventually assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards. It is better not to discuss this, as it may invite trouble. Connect Phone The country code for India is '''91'''. India is then divided into area codes, known locally as '''STD codes'''. See individual city guides for the area codes. In acronym-happy India, a phone booth is known as a '''PCO''' (Public Call Office) and they usually offer '''STD ISD''' (Subscriber Trunk Dialing International Subscriber Dialing), or national and international long distance respectively. These are usually staffed, and you dial yourself but pay to the attendant after the call is over. Metering is done per pulse and a service charge of Commons:Category:India Wikipedia:India Dmoz:Regional Asia India


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