US Consulate Karachi issues travel warning for Americans over 'terror threat'

US Consulate General temporarily cancels journeys of American govt personnel to and from Jinnah airport


News Desk July 26, 2017
Jinnah International Airport, Karachi. PHOTO: FILE

The US Consulate General of Karachi has issued a travel warning on its website, temporarily cancelling all official and unofficial journeys of American government personnel to and from the Jinnah airport.

The notice read: “US citizens are advised that the risk for violence at or near this location [Karachi airport] is elevated at this time.”

The advisory came a day after Sindh police sent out a warning to the government about a possible attack on the Karachi airport.

Lahore in the crosshairs of terror

The statement also read, “US citizens are reminded that there is an active Travel Warning  for Pakistan and a Worldwide Caution . US citizens are urged to defer all non-essential travel to Pakistan. US Consulate Karachi reminds those US citizens considering travel to or remaining in Pakistan despite this warning to enrol in the Smart Traveller Enrolment Programme STEP, keep a trusted friend informed of your movements in country, maintain vigilant situational awareness, avoid large crowds, keep a low profile, and avoid visiting locations frequented by Westerners.”

Lahore blast victims call for attack masterminds to be hanged

US citizens were advised to exercise caution while travelling in Pakistan, and have banned them from using public transportation and from staying overnight in hotels in the country.

The deadly suicide blast in Lahore’s Ferozepur area claimed at least 26 lives and injured over 50 others on Monday.

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