The UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has advised its citizens against travel to Pakistan due to a “high threat of terrorism, kidnap and sectarian violence” throughout the country and said foreigners may be “directly targeted”.
“Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Pakistan. There’s a high threat of terrorism, kidnap and sectarian violence throughout the country, including the cities of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore and Karachi,” the FCO advisory said.
“Protests can take place with little warning and turn violent quickly. You should avoid demonstrations, large crowds of people and public events throughout Pakistan.