LONDON, Apr 19 (ANI)
THE United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) on Thursday in an advisory to its citizens planning a trip to Pakistan has urged them to avoid visiting numerous places, including areas located close to the Line of Control.The UK FCO, in an advisory, said that foreigners may become “direct targets” of the attacks especially in densely populated areas, such as markets, shopping malls and restaurants.“Protests can take place with little warning and turn violent quickly.
You should avoid demonstrations, large crowds of people and public events throughout Pakistan. You should be extra vigilant at all times and minimise your exposure to areas that pose a higher risk,” the FCO said. The FCO said that the British High Commission’s ability to deliver consular assistance, including in an emergency, may be restricted or delayed in certain parts of Pakistan where the federal government does not allow permission to travel.
The advisory further noted: “Certain flight routes or airports continue to experience restrictions. You should check with your airline for the latest information on the status of your flight before travelling to the airport for any flight to and from Pakistan.” The statement said that much of Balochistan, rural Sindh and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, including the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Agencies, Quetta and parts of Sindh have a high level of lawlessness.