Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan

Location:  Islamabad

Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad has received reports of a recent increase in street crimes in Islamabad.  Most incidents have taken place in sectors G-6, F-6, F-7, F-10, I-9, and I-10.  These street crimes have included muggings, armed robberies, and thefts of mobile phones, purses, and automobiles.  U.S. citizens are reminded that police response times to reported crimes can vary.  U.S. citizens traveling within these sectors and especially while visiting markets should exercise caution and remain alert.  Embassy operations are normal.

Actions to Take:

  1. Keep a low profile.
  2. Do not display signs of wealth, such as wearing expensive jewelry or watches.
  3. Be vigilant when visiting banks or ATMs.
  4. Be aware of your surroundings.
  5. 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

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