I have read that a police escort might be needed/required in some areas of Pakistan. E.g. https://www.thebrokebackpacker.com/is-pakistan-safe/ (mirror):

you might have to travel with an armed police escort in some places.

Is a police escort in Pakistan assigned to the foreigner automatically or must the foreigner request it? If automatically, how does the law enforcement become aware the foreigner needs a police escort? If not automatically, how does the foreigner request the police escort?

  • You have to advise where you are going for a good answer the way to handle it is different depending where you are going from and to – Matt Douhan Jul 19 '19 at 5:02
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    Normally the few times I have needed it it has been assigned automatically, but I cannot speak for Lahore since I haven’t been there yet – Matt Douhan Jul 19 '19 at 5:57
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    For me in three different ways, arranged by my company when we booked the travel, assigned when I arranged a car in Kharaci, and lastly arranged when passing through a check point – Matt Douhan Jul 19 '19 at 6:02
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    It was compulsory yes and when we arranged a car the car company helped to arrange the escort when we told where we were going – Matt Douhan Jul 19 '19 at 7:06
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    Matt, you might consider summarizing your experiences as an answer. While you may not know about Lahore in specific, the rest of the information is still useful in general for how these escorts can be arranged. – Roddy of the Frozen Peas Jul 19 '19 at 23:44

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