US issues travel advisory to citizens visiting Pakistan

Last Updated: Monday, January 28, 2008 - 00:00

Islamabad, Jan 28: The US government has issued a fresh travel advisory to citizens visiting Pakistan, and asked them to avoid mass gatherings and public transport system there.
“American citizens (should) avoid all demonstrations, protests and large gatherings. It is best to avoid public transport. The US mission personnel are prohibited from using taxis or buses,” read the advisory issued to US citizens travelling to Islamabad.

In the advisory, obtained from the US State Department’s official website, the US government said that several extremist groups in Pakistan were targeting American and Western interests, high-ranking Pakistani government officials and members of minority and religious groups.

The advisory asked female Americans to dress conservatively, with arms and legs covered, and avoid walking alone in public.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, January 28, 2008 - 00:00

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