processions in and around Islamabad and Rawalpindi are expected from September
8 through September 11, due to the observance of the 9th and 10th days of
Muharram. During this period, there is special concern due to sectarian
violence in the past. There will be a heavy police presence throughout
the city, especially in the vicinity of the larger scheduled processions in
Sectors G-6, G-9, Rawalpindi, and Bari Iman. Many roads will be blocked
or heavily congested, and there will be an increased number of
checkpoints. U.S. government personnel are required to travel in armored
vehicles outside the Diplomatic Enclave on September 9 and10.
Embassy Operations: The Embassy will be closed on September 9 and
10 in observance of Muharram.
Actions to Take:
local media for updates.
aware of your surroundings.
Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan
Consulate General Karachi
+(92)(21) 3527 5000
Consulate General Lahore
+(92) (42) 3603 4000
U.S. Consulate Peshawar
+(92) (91) 526 8800
Department– Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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