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US Asks Citizens to “Reconsider Travel” to Pakistan

WASHINGTON: The United States has warned its citizens to ‘reconsider travel’ to Pakistan in a fresh travel warning issued Wednesday.

The US has found a new and interesting way to inform its citizens about the dangers of foreign travel. The country has made an interactive world map and a four-point safety ranking system.

This travel system has put Pakistan on Level 3 titled as “Reconsider Travel.”

The US State Department’s website has further indicated Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), Balochistan and FATA areas as ‘high-risk- areas.

“Do not travel to Balochistan province, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) province, and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) due to terrorism,” states the website.

The travel advisory has also warned against travelling to Azad Jammu and Kashmir areas to avoid terrorism and the potential armed conflict.

The travel advisory reads as:

“Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Pakistan. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, military and government installations, airports, universities, tourist locations, schools, hospitals, places of worship, and local government facilities.

“Over the past six months, there have been at least 40 significant terrorist attacks across Pakistan, resulting in over 225 deaths and 475 wounded, most of which occurred in Balochistan, K-P, and Fata. In the past, there have been large-scale terrorist attacks resulting in hundreds of casualties.”

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