Outbound Travel Alert  


Country OTA currently in force Supplementary Information

Pakistan

Alert
Residents who intend to visit the country should adjust their travel plans and avoid non-essential travel, including leisure travel. Those already there should monitor the situation, exercise caution, attend to personal safety and avoid protests and large gatherings of people. Residents are also urged to avoid all travel to the western regions and border areas due to the local situation. Residents in Pakistan who need assistance may call the 24-hour hotline of the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit (AHU) of the Immigration Department at (852)1868 or contact the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan at consular protection hotline: (92) 315-6060000.

  • On 24 July 2017, an explosion occurred in Lahore, resulting in serious casualties.

  • On 5 April 2017, an explosion occurred in Lahore, resulting in casualties.

  • On 31 March 2017, an explosion occurred in the north-western city of Parachinar, resulting in serious casualties.

  • On 16 February 2017, a suicide bomb attack occurred in the southern province of Sindh, resulting in serious casualties.

  • On 13 February 2017, a suicide bomb attack occurred in Lahore, resulting in serious casualties.

  • On 12 November 2016, a suicide bomb attack occurred in the south-western province of Balochistan, resulting in serious casualties.

  • On 8 August 2016, a bomb attack occurred in the south-western city of Quetta, resulting in serious casualties.

  • On 27 March 2016, a suicide bomb attack occurred in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in Lahore, the capital of the eastern province of Punjab, resulting in serious casualties.

  • On 20 January 2016, a violent attack occurred at a university in the north-western district of Charsadda, resulting in casualties.

  • On 29 December 2015, a suicide bomb attack occurred outside a government office in the north-western city of Mardan, resulting in casualties.

  • On 13 December 2015, a bomb explosion occurred in a market in the Kurram tribal area bordering Afghanistan, resulting in casualties.

  • On 19 October 2015, a bomb exploded on a bus in Quetta, the capital of the south-western province of Balochistan, resulting in casualties.

  • On 13 May 2015, militants carried out a gun attack on a bus in Karachi, resulting in serious casualties.

  • In mid March 2015, bomb attacks occurred near two churches in Lahore, resulting in serious casualties.

  • In mid February 2015, a suicide bomb attack occurred near a police station in Lahore, resulting in casualties.

  • In mid December 2014, a violent attack occurred at a school in Peshawar, resulting in serious casualties.

  • In early November 2014, a suicide bomb attack occurred at the Wagah border crossing at the Pakistan-India border, resulting in serious casualties.

  • In late August 2014, violent clashes occurred in Islamabad, resulting in casualties.

  • In early June 2014, militants attacked the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi and an Airport Security Forces facility nearby, resulting in casualties.

    [ current OTA issued on 9 June 2014, 18:00 ]


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Hyperlinks to other travel advisories:

Outbound Travel Alert of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China (Chinese only)

Travel Advisories of Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (English only)

Travel Reports and Warnings of Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (English only)

Travelling and Living Overseas of British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (English only)

Travel Health News from Travel Health Service of the Department of Health



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