Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan

Location:  Islamabad

Event:  Local media report upcoming Chelum processions for Monday, September 27 and Tuesday, September 28 throughout Pakistan.  These events may result in increased security presence, traffic delays, street closures, and disruption of cell phone networks.  Due to the processions, security personnel at the Margalla Hills may be reduced, and U.S. Embassy personnel are not authorized to visit the area on those dates.  The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to avoid large gatherings, unnecessary travel, and remain vigilant of their surroundings.

Actions to Take:

  1. Avoid crowds.
  2. Avoid demonstrations.
  3. Keep a low profile.
  4. Review your personal security plans.
  5. Be aware of your surroundings.
  6. Monitor local media for updates.
  7. Enroll in Safe Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.


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

Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates

Pakistan Country Information

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