Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Karachi, Pakistan

Location: Karachi

Event: The U.S. Consulate General in Karachi has received information suggesting potential drone-related threats against the U.S. Consulate General or other diplomatic or government buildings in or around Karachi. As a result of general threat reporting in May, local government officials banned all types of drones in southern Karachi. This ban remains in effect through mid-July 2022.
During this time, U.S. government personnel in Karachi are required to seek shelter and notify Consulate security personnel if they see a drone in the vicinity of the U.S. Consulate General.

Actions to Take:

• Consider following the above guidance.
• Avoid large crowds.
• Maintain a low profile.
• Be aware of your surroundings. • Carry your mobile phone.
• Review your personal security.
• Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of a large gathering and/or demonstration.