Almost all the places in the Northern Areas are linked by telephone
with the rest of the country and the outside world. Some of the area codes
are; Gilgit (05811), Hunza (05821), Sost (05823), Skardu (05831), Saidu
Sharif (0946), Chitral (0943), Besham (0997), Kalam (0946), Bamburet
(0943), Khaplu (05832). A number of public call offices (PCOs) are located
in the Northern Area. Both the Post Office and the Special Communications
Organization maintain networks of telephone and wireless system.
In the northern areas, please don't photograph military installations,
major bridges and airports. Taking photographs of women is also prohibited
should be with their prior permision. Please do not travel at night on
mountain roads and do not swim in the rivers up north or other fast
flowing mountain streams.