Amid threat alert, US issues travel advisory for Pakistan


Karachi, July 26 (TNS): After threat alert issued by Sindh police, the US Consulate General of Karachi on Wednesday published a travel warning on its website, temporarily cancelling all official and unofficial journeys of American government personnel to and from the Jinnah airport.

TNS on Tuesday published Sindh police’s threat alert letter which suggested that terrorists were planning to target Karachi airport as a suspected suicide bomber has reportedly entered in the metropolis.

“US citizens are advised that the risk for violence at or near this location [Karachi airport] is elevated at this time,” read the US diplomatic mission’s notice.

“US citizens are reminded that there is an active Travel Warning  for Pakistan and a Worldwide Caution . US citizens are urged to defer all non-essential travel to Pakistan. US Consulate Karachi reminds those US citizens considering travel to or remaining in Pakistan despite this warning to enrol in the Smart Traveller Enrolment Programme STEP, keep a trusted friend informed of your movements in country, maintain vigilant situational awareness, avoid large crowds, keep a low profile, and avoid visiting locations frequented by Westerners,” the statement added.

US citizens were also directed to obey cautionary measure like not to use public transportation and avoid from staying overnight in hotels in Pakistan.



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