Demonstration Alert—U.S. Embassy Islamabad

Location:  Liaquat Bagh, Rawalpindi to Faizabad Intersection, Islamabad Event: A large demonstration by the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) is expected in Islamabad and Rawalpindi on Sunday, November 25, 2018, from mid-morning until evening. Past demonstrations have resulted in altercations among protestors to which police have responded.  Expect heavy police presence to maintain public safety, blocked and/or heavily congested roadways, ...
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Demonstration Alert—U. S. Consulate General – Lahore

  Demonstration Alert U.S. Consulate Lahore (November 15, 2018)     Location:  Lahore, Mall Road, between Avari Chowk and Nasir Bagh   Event:  U.S. Consulate Lahore cautions that beginning 11:00am on November 15, 2018, a large demonstration is expected in Lahore along Mall Road.  Mall Road will be closed from Avari Chowk through Nasir Bagh.  ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Islamabad

Security Alert –U.S. Embassy Islamabad November 8, 2018 Location:  Islamabad, Pakistan Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad reminds U.S. citizens that terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Pakistan. Due to continuing security concerns, travel restrictions on U.S. Embassy personnel remain in place, including limits on visits to Pakistani government facilities, universities and shopping malls.  ...
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Demonstration Alert—U.S. Mission Pakistan

Location: Pakistan Event: Mission Pakistan cautions U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to continue at various locations throughout Pakistan in reaction to the Supreme Court decision regarding the Asia Bibi court case, particularly around the time of afternoon prayer on Friday, November 2, 2018.  Demonstrations have resulted in altercations among protestors to which police have ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Mission Pakistan

November 2, 2018 Location: Pakistan Event: Mission Pakistan cautions U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to continue at various locations throughout Pakistan in reaction to the Supreme Court decision regarding the Asia Bibi court case, particularly around the time of afternoon prayer on Friday, November 2, 2018. Demonstrations have resulted in altercations among protestors to ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Mission Pakistan

(October 31, 2018) Location: Pakistan Event: Mission Pakistan cautions U.S. citizens that beginning Wednesday, October 31, demonstrations are expected at various locations throughout Pakistan in reaction to the Supreme Court decision regarding the Asia Bibi court case. Past demonstrations have resulted in violent altercations among protestors, heavy police presence in major cities to maintain public ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General – Karachi

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General – Karachi (October 24, 2018) Location:  Karachi, Sindh   Event:  The U.S. Consulate General in Karachi reminds U.S. citizens that terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Pakistan. Due to continuing security concerns, travel restrictions on U.S. Consulate personnel remain in place. Included in these travel restrictions are ...
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Security Alert:  Personal Security Reminder

Security Message for U.S. Citizens Personal Security Reminder October 17, 2018   The U.S. Mission in Islamabad reminds all U.S. citizens of the possibility of hazards from celebratory gunfire.  Although the likelihood of being struck is relatively low, falling rounds can cause injury or death.  Celebratory gunfire is most likely to occur on Friday and Saturday ...
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U.S. Consulate Karachi: Message for U.S. Citizens (Voting for Mid-Term elections)

U.S. Consulate Karachi Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting Message October 10, 2018   In order to vote for the mid-term election to be held on November 6, 2018, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) . Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, ...
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Security Alert: U.S. Mission Pakistan

Locations:  Islamabad:  On Thursday, September 20, two processions are expected to take place in the G6 sector of Islamabad, and on Saturday, September 22, in the Bari Imam area of Islamabad. On Friday, September 21, one procession is expected in the Raja Bazar area of Rawalpindi. From Thursday, September 20, through Saturday, September 22, smaller ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan

Location: City of Islamabad, Pakistan The Grand Trunk Road between Jhelum and Islamabad, Pakistan Event:  Between August 30 and August 31, 2018, Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) party members and supporters intend to march toward Islamabad from Jhelum via the Grand Trunk Road.  Demonstrations may take place in Islamabad as early as 1700 August 30 and may continue ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

Your Vote Counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for House and Senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General – Karachi

Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General – Karachi (July 27, 2018) Location: Karachi, Sindh Event: The U.S. Consulate General in Karachi reminds U.S. citizens that despite the conclusion of national elections, terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Pakistan. Due to continuing security concerns, travel restrictions on U.S. Consulate personnel remain in place. Included ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Islamabad

Location:  Pakistan Event:  General elections are scheduled to be held in Pakistan on July 25, 2018.  In the last two weeks, several terrorist attacks have been directed against political rallies, including a bombing in Mastung, Balochistan, that killed more than 145 people.  Demonstrations, political rallies, and large religious gatherings intended to be peaceful can become ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Lahore

Locations: Grand Trunk (GT) Road, Lahore Ring Road, Allama Iqbal International Airport Event: In anticipation of political rallies, the Punjab Police will shut down those parts of the GT Road where it has access to Lahore City. Police will allow the travel of those who provide justification for needing to enter Lahore from GT Road ...
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Alert for U.S. Citizens: Karachi – Observance of Yom-e-Ali on Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Alert for U.S. Citizens: Karachi Observance of Yom-e-Ali on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 The U.S. Consulate General in Karachi advises U.S. citizens that on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, ‘Yom-e-Ali’ will be observed with processions and religious gatherings. In Karachi, mourners will march from Nishter Park to Imambargah Hussainiyah Iranian via Shah-e-Khurasan, Empress Market, Tibet Center, ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Opening of New Islamabad International Airport on May 3, 2018

The Government of Pakistan has announced commercial flight operations at the new Islamabad International Airport are now set to begin on May 3, 2018.  U.S. citizens with questions about this revised date should consult their airline. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (+92)(51) 201-4000 ACSIslamabad@state.gov https://pk.usembassy.gov U.S. Consulate General Karachi +(92)(21) 3527 5000 ACSKarachi@state.gov U.S. Consulate ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Opening of New Islamabad International Airport on April 20, 2018

The Pakistani government has announced that the new Islamabad International Airport will begin operations for commercial airlines on Friday, April 20 and will be formally inaugurated on April 23.  Citizens with questions regarding their flights may wish to consult airlines to reconfirm arrangements during this period. U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (+92)(51) 201-4000 ACSIslamabad@state.gov https://pk.usembassy.gov U.S. Consulate General ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad (April 10, 2018)

Location:  Islamabad Event:  As a result of a fatal accident involving an Embassy vehicle over this past weekend, movements by U.S. government personnel in Islamabad have been temporarily restricted. Actions to Take: Monitor local media for updates. Avoid crowds. Avoid demonstrations. Keep a low profile. Notify friends and family of your safety. Be aware of ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy

Location: From Chandni Chowk, Rawalpindi, to Faizabad intersection. From Zia Mosque to the Faizabad intersection. From the Red Mosque (Lal Masjid) to Aabpara intersection. From the All Party Hurriyat Conference (APHC) office to the United Nations office. Event:  Demonstrations are expected to take place on April 6, 2018, following afternoon prayers.  Multiple groups plan demonstrations. ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Lahore

Location:  At and near Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, as well as some main roads leading to and from that area. Event:  Pakistan Super League cricket matches will be held at Gaddafi Stadium on March 20 and 21, 2018. Local officials expect heavy traffic in and around Gaddafi Stadium, and have communicated various road closures, including ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Lahore

Location:  Lahore, at or near Mall Road, Ghazi Road, Fortress, Defense Housing Authority Markets, Main Market Area, Jalal Sons, Emporium Mall, and Allama Iqbal Airport Event:  Effective immediately, U.S. Consulate General Lahore personnel are avoiding non-essential movements at or near Mall Road, Ghazi Road, Fortress, Defense Housing Authority Markets, Main Market Area, Jalal Sons, Emporium ...
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Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

Friday, January 26, 2018 Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad

Location: Islamabad, F-8, F-9, G-8, and G9 Event: U.S. Embassy staff continues to avoid movements within F-8, including all major intersections and the F-8 Markaz. Embassy staff has resumed movements to F-9, G-8, and G-9. Actions to Take: Avoid F-8, including the F-8 Markaz and all major intersections. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan +(92)(51) 201-4000 ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder

Thursday, December 7, 2017 The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent. U.S. Embassy Islamabad reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Islamabad/Rawalpindi Observance of Eid Milad-Un-Nabi on Friday, December 1, 2017

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that on Friday, December 1, 2017, we expect large processions in Islamabad and Rawalpindi in celebration of the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, Eid Milad-Un-Nabi. In Islamabad, we anticipate a procession of 5,000 – 7,000 participants will begin at 10 a.m. at the Central Police Ground in Sector G-7. It will ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ongoing Protests in Islamabad and Rawalpindi

The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad cautions U.S. citizens that the security situation in the Islamabad/Rawalpindi area remains unsettled, unsafe in places, and highly fluid.  Police attempted unsuccessfully to disperse protestors from the Tehreek-e-Labaik party at the Faizabad intersection, and a large number of demonstrators remain at the protest site.  Small groups of protestors have fanned ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ongoing Protests in Islamabad and Rawalpindi

The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad informs U.S. Citizens that the Pakistani government is currently undertaking action to disperse Islamabad/Rawalpindi-based protests by the Tehreek Labaik Ya Rasool Allah organization.  Although police have dispersed the protests at the Faizabad Intersection, the demonstrators may be regrouping at other locations.  Other groups of protestors are also present near Tramri Chowk, Bara Koh, and ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: FVAP Releases Improved Absentee Voting Forms

In preparation for the 2018 election cycle, the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) updated the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) and Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). Service members, their eligible family members, and overseas citizens may use the FPCA to register to vote, request absentee ballots, and update contact information. If they do not receive ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Notice Regarding Social Security Services October 2, 2017

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has consolidated its overseas operations into several regional offices that provide a full range of SSA services for U.S. citizens residing outside of the United States.  Effective October 1, 2017, individuals residing in Pakistan who require social security services or have questions about SSA benefits must contact the SSA Federal ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Large Shia Procession on June 17, 2017 in Karachi

United States Consulate General Karachi, Pakistan Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Large Shia Procession on June 17, 2017 in Karachi June 16, 2017 This message alerts U.S. citizens that the Shia Community will hold a large procession in observance of “Yom-e-Ali,” Saturday, June 17 in Karachi. The procession will start about 1:00 p.m. near Nishtar ...
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New Process of Appointments for Returning Resident (SB-1) & LPR Boarding Foil Applications

Effective May 01, 2017, U.S. Embassy, Islamabad has launched a new procedure for filing Returning Resident (SB1) Visa Applications & LPR Boarding Foil Applicants in order to get an online appointment for their Visa Interviews. Following link will take you to Global Support Services (GSS) website for complete information about the new procedure and required ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Threat against Medical Workers in Pakistan

The U.S. government is aware of a threat to foreign medical workers in Pakistan, who may be targeted for kidnapping or assassination. The U.S. Embassy in Pakistan urges U.S. citizens to vary their times and routes when traveling anywhere in Pakistan, and to avoid travel patterns to such locations that would allow other persons to ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: General Security Reminder

American Embassy Islamabad February 17, 2017 Over the past few days, terrorist attacks have occurred across Pakistan. As a result, Pakistani security forces have increased security measures nationwide. Media reports indicate that police are on high alert and are particularly concerned about security around market areas, malls, and hotels. U.S. government personnel may be under ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Absentee Voting in 2017 Elections

Just voted in November? Still traveling or living overseas? You should register and request your absentee ballot to vote again in 2017 to ensure your election office knows where to send your ballot for any upcoming special elections for federal office. Some states are also holding gubernatorial or other statewide elections this year. The Federal ...
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American Embassy Islamabad Security Message for U.S. Citizens Jamaat-ud-Dawa Protests and Kashmir Solidarity Day

Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) supporters are expected to begin nationwide protests beginning at approximately 2:00pm on Friday, February 3rd.  The demonstrations are expected to last for several hours. Expected locations for JuD protests in Islamabad The Aabpara Intersection in G-6/1 The Islamabad Press Club in F-6/1 The Red Mosque in G-6/1 The Quba Mosque in I-8/4 Separately, ...
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News Alert for K Visas

Effective December 01, 2016, U.S. Embassy, Islamabad has launched a new procedure for all K-visa applicants in order to get an online appointment for their Visa Interviews. This link will take you to Global Support Services (GSS) website for complete information about the new procedure and required documents to set an online appointment.
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U.S. Consul General inaugurates state-of-the-art school

Sukkur – U.S. Consul General Grace W. Shelton and Sindh Education Minister Jam Mahtab Hussain Dahar today inaugurated a new school in Rohri; district Sukkur that was constructed with the support of the United States Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). This is the sixth state-of-the-art school constructed under USAID’s $155 million ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Countrywide–Security Precautions during Ashura Processions

This Security Message alerts U.S. citizens that many religious gatherings known as “Majalis” will occur during the first ten days of Muharram (which began October 3rd), culminating in large processions during Ashura on the 8th, 9th, and 10th days (Oct. 10th-12th). The U.S. Mission expects very large processions of up to 50,000 participants in the ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Absentee Voting Week is September 26-October 3

Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2016 elections is October 10. For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must reach their local ...
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