How safe is it for an Indian backpacker to visit Pakistan especially places like Karachi, Lahore and Hunza Valley?
It is completely safe for an Indian to visit Pakistan. It would be much better if the question had been asked to Indians who have visited Pakistan.
Quite obvious if Pakistan wasn’t safe for Indians, Indians wouldn’t have seen 1000s of Indian Sikhs visiting Pakistan to their religious places. Moreover, none of the Indian actors and actresses would have visited Pakistan.
You can read experiences of 2 Indians who visited Pakistan and went back with a lot of great memories.
1st is Devika Mittal, an Indian Ph.D. in Social sciences candidate. You can read her experiences here:
2nd is Vasant Dave an Indian novelist on Indus civilization. His experience was great too. You can read his experience of a visit to Pakistan here:
Not only this even people from WEST had a great experience in Pakistan. I interviewed Sophie Smiles who is a travel blogger from Australia. You can read her experience below and even contact her on Twitter to get more info:
So We can say Pakistan is completely safe for Indians. Your experience of different cities might be little different but undoubtedly will be a pleasant one.
We Pakistanis are normal people like people from any other part of the world. Thanks to media which has negatively highlighted Pakistan for long.
You can also check out plenty of similar questions here and see there are several Indians who have shared their experiences and the positive side of Pakistan’s hospitality.