- US-issued Level-4 advisory for citizens going to Pakistan, advice not to go to some provinces
- According to the Foreign Ministry – Terrorism incidents continue in Pakistan, hundreds of people are dying in them.
The US has appealed citizens to reconsider their visit to Pakistan. The Foreign Ministry had also issued a travel advisory on Friday last week. It said that American citizens visiting Pakistan should re-think about their visit to Pakistan, as the government would not be able to provide emergency services amid the prevailing terrorism and dangerous conditions there. Apart from Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), the US also issued a high alert on going to LoC. It believed that most of Pakistan’s terrorist organizations operate from these places.
THE US HAS APPEALED CITIZENS TO RECONSIDER THEIR VISIT TO PAKISTAN
The advisory states- “There are major threats in many places in Pakistan. Do not visit these places because of incidents of terrorism and extinction in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Especially on the India-Pakistan border from where many terrorist organizations operate. ”The Ministry of External Affairs, citing the hundreds of killings in terrorist incidents, said that such attacks continue continuously throughout Pakistan.
AMERICA ISSUES WARNING FOR CITIZENS IN FOUR LEVELS
The United States issues four levels of warning for its citizens moving to another country. While passengers generally asked to cautious at the level-1 warning, extra caution is advised at level-2. In Level-3 Warning, passengers asked to consider traveling directly, while in Level-4 Warning citizens warned not to go to sensitive places.
According to the Foreign Ministry, terrorist groups are plotting attacks in Pakistan. Local history of terrorism suggests that ideological aspirations of violence by terrorists have led to indiscriminate attacks on civilian and local military and police targets.
TERRORISTS TARGET TRANSPORTATION HUBS, MARKETS, SHOPPING MALLS
This happens very rarely when terrorists attack by issuing a warning. Terrorists target transportation hubs, markets, shopping malls, military installations, airports, universities, tourist places, schools, hospitals, places of worship and government facilities. The advisory states that terrorists had also targeted US diplomats and diplomatic facilities in the past.
Level four of the US Travel Advisory is meant to forbid citizens to travel to the provinces of Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) with the LoC. The rest of Pakistan remains at level three of the travel alert.