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Pakistan is a country in Southern Asia.
Police have a terrible reputation in Pakistan. In nicer states like Punjab they try to force you onto a bus but when you strongly say no, they stop a truck for you. If it seems that police in Balochistan are very much against hitchhiking and will force you onto busses, this is because foreigners regularly get abducted there. In 2011 a Swiss tourist couple was abducted, and in 2013 two Czech travellers.
In the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) the police are on high alert and a foreigner hitchhiking is to be treated with extreme caution! In 2009 User:Taylor was illegally detained, beaten, harassed and accused of being CIA spy or being Afghan and having a fake passport. Similar occurences happen every year: here an example from 2011; for two Germans being detained and interrogated in 2014 read this.
As of 2015, not only do Baluchistan and NWFP continue to be areas of high risk, most of the Sindh province is also not stable, and neither is southern Punjab. Taliban have taken over some villages there, so be careful with hitchhiking cross-country.
It's amazing to hitchhike in Pakistan. Even though they sometimes go as slowly as 10 km/h, the Pakistani trucks are beautiful and the truck drivers very hospitable.
A Video about crossing Pakistan from Iran to India, partially by hitchhiking: vimeo.com/84466726
A blog about the stories of a hitchhiker with many stories about Pakistan from several visits