This message alerts U.S. citizens that the Shia Community will hold a large
procession in observance of “Yom-e-Ali,” Wednesday, July 31 in Karachi. The
procession will start about 11:00 a.m. near Nishtar Park, and end about 7:30
p.m. at Imam Bargah Hussainiya Iranian in Kharadar.
Due to the large number
of expected participants, the U.S. Consulate in Karachi recommends that U.S.
citizens remain vigilant of their surroundings at all times and carry
appropriate identity documents when moving through the city, as there may be
increased numbers of police checkpoints. It is also possible that cell phone
connections will be disrupted throughout the day.
Even gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate
into violence. You should avoid areas of the procession, and exercise caution if
in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.
We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling
to or residing in Pakistan enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler
Enrollment Program (STEP) at www.Travel.State.Gov. STEP
enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the
U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you
don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or
Regularly monitor the State Department's website, where you can find current
Travel Warnings, including the Pakistan Travel Warning, Travel Alerts, and the
Worldwide Caution. Read the Country
Specific Information for Pakistan. For additional information, refer to “A Safe
Trip Abroad” on the State Department’s website.
Contact the U.S. embassy or consulate for up-to-date
information on travel restrictions. You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free
in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries. These
numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through
Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). Follow us on Twitter and Facebookand download our freeSmart
Traveler iPhone App to have travel information at your fingertips.,
To view emergency services to U.S. citizens in the different consular
districts, please click on the links below:
Contact Information follows for all U.S. Mission to Pakistan Posts:
The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad is located at Diplomatic Enclave, Ramna
5; telephone (92-51) 208-0000; Consular Section telephone (92-51) 208-2700; fax
(92-51) 282-2632; e-mail address: ACSIslamabad@state.gov.
U.S. Consulate General Karachi, located at Plot No
3-5, TPX Area, Mai Kolachi Road, Karachi, provides services to U.S. citizens by
appointment only. Services can be scheduled by calling (92-21) 3527-5000 between
10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday-Friday; fax (92-21) 3527-5885; website: http://karachi.usconsulate.gov/; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The U.S. Consulate General in Lahore is located at
50-Sharah-E-Abdul Hameed Bin Badees, (Old Empress Road) near Shimla Hill Rotary;
telephone (92-42) 3603-4000 or 3603-4250; fax (92-42) 3603-4200; e-mail
The U.S. Consulate General in Peshawar is located at 11
Hospital Road, Cantonment, Peshawar; telephone (92-91) 526-8800; fax (92-91)