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

Location:  Lahore, Pakistan

Event: A large religious procession is expected to take place on May 4 in the old city of Lahore.  Because Punjab authorities have not given permission for the gathering, a heavy police presence in the areas of the procession is expected.  These kinds of situations can escalate quickly.  The U.S. Consulate in Lahore encourages U.S. citizens in the city to avoid large gatherings, unnecessary travel, and to remain vigilant of their surroundings.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of large public gatherings.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of a 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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