Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Islamabad

Location:  Pakistan

Event:  General elections are scheduled to be held in Pakistan on July 25, 2018.  In the last two weeks, several terrorist attacks have been directed against political rallies, including a bombing in Mastung, Balochistan, that killed more than 145 people.  Demonstrations, political rallies, and large religious gatherings intended to be peaceful can become confrontational and possibly escalate into violence.  During demonstrations or periods of civil unrest, the Pakistani government has disabled cellular telephone and internet service, making it difficult for individuals to contact each other or the U.S. Embassy or Consulates.

Actions to Take:

  • 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


  • 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 Peshawar

+(92) (91) 526-8800

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

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