Heightened Police Presence – U. S. Consulate General Lahore, Pakistan

Location:  Lahore, Pakistan

Event: Local Police reportedly will increase their presence at public recreational centers, parks, places of worship, and shopping centers in Lahore over the New Year’s holiday weekend due to concerns that terrorist organizations could use the holiday to exploit soft targets or large public holiday gatherings in the city.  The Consulate reminds U.S. citizens to avoid large public gatherings and remain alert to increased traffic in the city over the holiday weekend

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of large public gatherings.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gathering and/or demonstration.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile


U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan
+(92)(51) 201-4000

U.S. Consulate General, Karachi
+(92)(21) 3527 5000

U.S. Consulate General, Lahore
+(92) (42) 3603 4000

U.S. Consulate General, Peshawar
+(92) (91) 526 8800

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Pakistan Country Information

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