On December 16th at approximately 13:30 hrs, two
different religious protests are expected to begin in Lahore. The first
will start at the Press Club and the second in Data Darbar. Both are scheduled
to end at Faisal Chowk, Mall Road. The subject of these protests is the presence
of the Ahmadi community. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can
turn confrontational and escalate into violence. U.S. citizens
should avoid these areas.
citizens are reminded that there is an active Travel Warning for
Pakistan issued on October 7, 2016. U.S. citizens are urged to defer all
non-essential travel to Pakistan. The Mission reminds those U.S. citizens
considering travel to or remaining in Pakistan despite this warning to:
keep a trusted friend informed of your movements in country
maintain vigilant situational awareness and keep a low profile
avoid large crowds, locations frequented by Westerners, and hotels
that do not apply stringent security measures
vary your times and routes when traveling in Pakistan
verify that travel documents, visas, and residency documents
remain valid and accessible at all times
services in Pakistan are available in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad. The
consulate in Peshawar is not providing consular services at this time.
For Further Information:
· See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution,
Worldwide Travel Alert, the active Travel Warning for
Pakistan, and Pakistan Country Specific Information.
in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security
messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
· Contact the
U.S. Consulate in Lahore, located at 50 Shahrah-E-Abdul Hameed Bin Badees (Old
Empress Road), at +92 42 3603 4000. (Calling within Pakistan, dial 042
3603 4000.) This number is available 24 hours a day for emergencies
involving U.S. citizens in the province of Punjab south of Gujrat
You may also contact the U.S.
Embassy in Islamabad, located at Diplomatic Enclave, Ramna 5, +92 51 201
4000. (Calling within Pakistan, dial 051 201 4000.) This number
also is available 24 hours a day for emergencies involving U.S. citizens in all
other parts of Pakistan. See also http://islamabad.usembassy.gov.
1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from
other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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