I am looking to visit my friend at Lahore who used to work with me here in the States but have moved back to Pakistan recently. I know him very well from working together for three years so that way it is not a worry atall. I am worried about the security situation in general. I am also wondering if there are many westerners there who venture out with local guys at restaurants and shops for example? My friend has been telling me it is safe but I am wondering if there are some things he is not considering me being a foreigner with all that news in TV about the security situation in Pakistan. I am a little worried and undecided on this. I am hoping to get some good replies on this and some do's and dont's if I do visit.
If I visit I would also like to go to a few other places like up North to the hills and also Karachi and hopefully relax on the beaches if that is not out of the ordinary there.