Telephone numbers in Pakistan

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Pakistan telephone numbers
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Location of Pakistan
RegulatorPakistan Telecommunications Authority
Numbering planNational Numbering Plan Pakistan
Last updated23 July 2010
Access codes
Country calling code+92
International call prefix00
Trunk prefix0

Fixed (landline) numbers[edit]

Area codes in Pakistan are from two to five digits long; the smaller the city, the longer the prefix. All the large cities have two-digit codes.

Smaller towns have a six digit number. Large cities have seven digit numbers. Azad Jammu and Kashmir has five digit numbers. On 1 July 2009, telephone numbers in Karachi and Lahore were changed from seven digits to eight digits. This was accomplished by adding the digit "9" to the beginning of any phone number that started with a "9" (government and semi-government connexions), and adding the digit "3" to any phone numbers that did not start with the number "9".[1]

It is common to write phone numbers as (0xx) yyyyyyy, where xx is the area code. The 0 prefix is for trunk (long-distance) dialling from within the country. International callers should dial +92xxyyyyyyy

All mobile phone codes are four digits long and start with 03. All mobile numbers are seven digits long, and denote the mobile provider on a nationwide basis and not geographic location. Thus all Telenor numbers (for example) nationwide carry mobile code 0345 etc.

NWD (area) codes for common cities are:

Premium Rate services:

  • 0900 xxxxx

Toll free numbers (For callers within Pakistan):

  • 0800 xxxxx

See also List of dialling codes in Pakistan

Area codes (exchange codes) within Lahore[edit]

Fixed line numbers:

  • 3757 xxxx: Samanabad
  • 3737 xxxx: Ali Park
  • 3751 xxxx: Shahpur
  • 3760 xxxx: Misrishah
  • 3542 xxxx: Kamran Block
  • 3576 xxxx: Pace
  • 3584 xxxx: Barkat Market
  • 3723 xxxx: CTH
  • 3630 xxxx: Egerton Road
  • 3746 xxxx: Gulshan Ravi
  • 3583 xxxx: Garden Town
  • 3660 xxxx: Cantt
  • 3574 xxxx: DHA
  • 3780 xxxx: Kashmir Block
  • 3516 xxxx: Faisal Town
  • 3714 xxxx: Sanda
  • 3799 xxxx: Muridkey
  • 3784 xxxx: Multan road
  • 3514 xxxx: Mustafa Town
  • 3534 xxxx: Bahria Town
  • 3511 xxxx: Township
  • 3518 xxxx: Wapda Town
  • 3527 xxxx: Kahna Nau
  • 3531 xxxx: Johar Town
  • 3582 xxxx: Ferozpur Road
  • 3766 xxxx: Shahalam
  • 3772 xxxx: Badamibagh
  • 3792 xxxx: Shahdara
  • 3587 xxxx: Gulberg
  • 3683 xxxx: Baghbanpura
  • 3654 xxxx: Mominpura
  • 3663 xxxx: Guldasht

WLL/IP Phone numbers:

  • 3210 xxxx: Brain Tel

Mobile telephone numbers[edit]

Mobile telephone numbers in Pakistan are of the following format 03XZ-YYYYYYY where X is the single letter code assigned to a specific mobile telephone operator and Z-YYYYYYY is the local telephone number from any mobile phone or Land Line.

Existing Codes

International callers must dial +92-3XZ-YYYYYYY to reach a mobile number in Pakistan from outside Pakistan, where '+92' is the Country Code, '3XZ' is Mobile Access Code as per the above list and 'YYYYYYY' is personal number.

Within Pakistan the same number can be reached by dialing either 03XZ-YYYYYYY or '0092-3XZ-YYYYYYY' or '+92-3XZ-YYYYYYY' from any mobile device or land line.

In order to dial a land line number from a mobile phone in Pakistan, city code is required in all cases. However, city code is not required between land line calls within the same city. For instance, to call a land line number 'YYYYYYY' from another land line in the same city, dial only 'YYYYYYY'. However, to call this number from another land line in another city or from a mobile phone anywhere (same city or another city), dial '(0XX)-YYYYYYY'.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Karachi and Lahore now have eight digit phone numbers. In the near future this will be extended to other metros". Daily Times (Pakistan). 2009-07-08. Retrieved 2009-10-01.

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