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Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General – Karachi (March 22, 2021)
March 22, 2021

Location:  Karachi, Sindh

Event:  Pakistan Day, Tuesday, March 23, 2021

The U.S. Consulate General in Karachi, Pakistan recommends avoiding areas in and around the Jinnah Mausoleum on March 23, 2021 due to heightened security.

U.S. Consulate personnel have been advised to avoid this area.

Demonstrations, political rallies, sporting events, or large religious gatherings intended to be peaceful can possibly escalate into violence.  U.S. citizens should avoid areas where large crowds of any kind gather.  U.S. Embassy and Consulate personnel are routinely instructed to avoid areas of any demonstration.  During demonstrations or periods of civil unrest, the Pakistani government has in the past disabled cellular telephone and internet service, making it difficult for individuals to contact each other or the U.S. Embassy or Consulates.

The Department of State reminds all U.S. citizens to be aware of their surroundings, particularly around public markets, restaurants, government and military institutions, and other locations.

Actions to Take:

  • Always have your identity documents on you
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Avoid crowds
  • Avoid demonstrations
  • Keep a low profile
  • Notify friends and family of your safety
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Review your personal security plans


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

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