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Wednesday, February 28, 2024  
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US, UK, Canada update travel advisory for Gilgit Baltistan amid protests

British citizens advised against all but essential travel
Airport Security Force (ASF) personnel stand guard at the International arrivals area of the Islamabad International Airport — Reuters
Airport Security Force (ASF) personnel stand guard at the International arrivals area of the Islamabad International Airport — Reuters

The US joined the British High Commission in Islamabad on Saturday to advise its citizens against all but essential travel to Gilgit Baltistan due to recent demonstrations and protests in the region.

“American citizens should exercise heightened caution in Gilgit-Baltistan due to recent protests in Skardu and Diamer and the potential for additional demonstrations, road closures, and associated disruptions to local mobile and internet networks in the region,” said the US embassy.

Even large gatherings intended to be peaceful may become violent with little or no warning, it added.

“The US Embassy strongly encourages U.S. citizens to avoid large gatherings, monitor local media reports, and to remain vigilant of their surroundings at all times.”

Arandu town in Lower Chitral, the road between Mirkhani and Arandu in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the southern coast of Balochistan, Gwadar and Nawabshah city of Sindh are among the areas the High Commission says should be avoided by the UK nationals

The UK government also issued a separate and broader advisory against all travel to several districts in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

The districts include Baujar, Mohmand, Khyber, Orakzai, Kurram, North Waziristan and South Waziristan, Charsadda, Kohat, Tank, Bannu, Lakki, Dera Ismail Khan, Swat, Buner and Lower Dir and Peshawar.

A day earlier, the High Commission of Canada in Pakistan updated its travel advisory for Canadian nationals in Pakistan.

It advised its citizens to avoid all travel to the Gilgi-Baltistan region due to what it claimed were “violent protests.”

Similarly, Canadian nationals were advised to avoid non-essential travel to Karachi due to violence and the risk of terrorism.

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