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, possible cellular service disruption, delays at security check points, and possible violence.

U.S. Embassy personnel are instructed to avoid the areas of demonstration.

Actions to take:

  • Avoid demonstrations
  • Avoid crowds
  • Keep a low profile
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Carry proper Identification, including a U.S. passport with a current Pakistani visa