Sunday, September 16, 2012

Security Message. Temporary Closure of U.S. Embassy Islamabad.

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Temporary Closure of U.S. Embassy Islamabad on Monday, September 17, 2012

This security message informs U.S. citizens that public services at the
U.S. Embassy in Islamabad will be temporarily suspended on Monday,
September 17, 2012 due to the potential for demonstrations in the vicinity
of the Embassy. The Embassy will continue to make every effort to provide
emergency services to U.S. citizens. U.S. citizens should contact (92-51)
208-0000 for emergency American Citizens Services.

For more information on the risks of travel to Pakistan, please see
the Department
of State's most recent Travel Warning by clicking
Updated Information on Travel and Security
Updated information on travel and security in Pakistan may be obtainedfrom
the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United
States and Canada or, for callers outside the United States and Canada, on
a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S.
federal holidays). For further information, please consult the Travel
Warning for Pakistan and the Country Specific Information for Pakistan, as
well as the Worldwide Caution. You can also stay up to date by bookmarking
our Bureau of Consular Affairs website, which also contains current Travel
Warnings and Travel Alerts. Follow us on Twitter and the Bureau of Consular
Affairs page on Facebook, and download our free Smart Traveler iPhone App
to have travel information at your fingertips.

U.S. citizens traveling to or living in Pakistan are encouraged to enroll
in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). If you enroll we can keep
you up to date with important safety and security announcements and can
also help your family and friends get in touch with you in an emergency.
U.S. citizens without Internet access may enroll directly with the nearest
U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
To view emergency services to U.S. citizens in the different consular
districts, please click on the links below:

Contact Information for all U.S. Mission to Pakistan Posts
  • The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad is located at Diplomatic Enclave, Ramna 5; telephone (92-51) 208-0000; Consular Section telephone (92-51) 208-2700; fax (92-51) 282-2632; e-mail
  • The U.S. Consulate General Karachi, located at Plot No 3-5, TPX Area, Mai Kolachi Road, Karachi, provides services to U.S. citizens by appointment only. Services can be scheduled by calling (92-21) 3527-5000 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday-Friday; fax (92-21) 3527-5885; website:; e-mail:
  • The U.S. Consulate General in Lahore is located at 50- Sharah-E-Abdul Hameed Bin Badees, (Old Empress Road) near Shimla Hill Rotary; telephone (92-42) 3603-4000 or 3603-4250; fax (92-42)3603-4200; e-mail address:
  • The U.S. Consulate General in Peshawar is located at 11 Hospital Road, Cantonment, Peshawar; telephone (92- 1)526-8800; fax (92-91) 527-6712; e-mail address:

Pakistanis Try to Storm U.S. Outpost; One Is Killed

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