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

Location:  Lahore, Pakistan

Event: Cricket matches between the Pakistani and South African national teams will take place at Qaddafi Stadium on February 11, 13, and 15 in Lahore.  On these days, transit throughout the city and surrounding area may be impacted by congestion, road closures, and an increased security and police presence.  U.S. citizens are advised to limit their movements in the city during this period.

Actions to Take:

·         Avoid the Qaddafi Stadium area, as well as surrounding roads subject to closure or heavy traffic

·         Be aware of your surroundings and exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of a large public gathering and/or demonstration.

·        Monitor local media for updates.

·        Review your personal security plans.

·        Keep a low profile.