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Can Indian Rupees (INR) be used or exchanged in Pakistan without converting it to dollars? My parents are travelling to Pakistan and they've been told that it can be used by the people who are making their travel arrangements. I'm not sure because I can't find any credible proof through a quick google search.

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I think you can't. You will have to convert it to USD first. –  NomadTraveler Jun 3 '13 at 5:43
    
Could you provide a link or something to give the OP reassurance? Or past experience? –  Mark Mayo Jun 3 '13 at 5:56
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I don't have a link to back this up, unfortunately. But, this is from my memory..also, I have a few Pakistani mates, who confirmed this. –  NomadTraveler Jun 3 '13 at 6:04
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I'm afraid that Indian Rupees can't be used in Pakistan. From iatatravelcentre.com

Currency Import regulations:

Foreign currencies : unlimited. However, amounts exceeding USD 5,000.- (or equivalent) in cash, or USD 10,000.- (or equivalent) in traveller's cheques must be declared; Local currency (Indian Rupee-INR): INR 7,500.- for residents of India, except when arriving from Bhutan and Nepal. For residents arriving from Bhutan and Nepal: no limit in amount of INR but notes no bigger than INR 100.- may be carried.

Foreign currencies include currency notes, traveller's cheques, cheques, drafts etc. (Re)exchange only through banks and authorized money exchange points.

Currency Export regulations:

Foreign currencies : up to the amount imported and declared. Local currency (Indian Rupee-INR): INR 7,500.- for residents of India, except when departing to Bhutan and Nepal. For residents departing to Bhutan and Nepal: no limit in amount of INR but notes no bigger than INR 100.- may be carried.

Foreign currencies include currency notes, traveller's cheques, cheques, drafts etc. (Re)exchange only through banks and authorized money exchange points.

So you're allowed to export up to 7500 INR (130 USD) only if you're indian resident. As people are not allowed to export a big amount of INR I don't believe it would be possible to pay everywhere in Pakistan with INR.

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Where does that say anything at all about Pakistan? All you've just confirmed is that they can legally export and bring back up to INR 7,500 each from/to India. –  jpatokal May 12 at 13:17
    
@jpatokal I am just saying that due to currency export restrictions it'd be hard to find a shop that accept INR. –  Dirty-flow May 12 at 13:37
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