US issues advisory to citizens to abstain from travelling to Pakistan

On the event of the attack on the Indian Army in Pulwama, the US Department of State warns its citizens and advise to avoid traveling to Pakistan.

The advisory cautions the citizens who travel to Balochistan province and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province, including the former Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), due to terrorism.

It also asks to avoid travel to the Azad Kashmir area due to terrorism and the potential for armed conflict.

“Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Pakistan. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting transportation hubs, markets, shopping malls, military installations, airports, universities, tourist locations, schools, hospitals, places of worship, and government facilities. Terrorists have targeted U.S. diplomats and diplomatic facilities in the past, and information suggests they continue to do so,” states the advisory.

“Terrorist attacks continue to happen across Pakistan, with most occurring in Balochistan and KPK, including the former FATA. Large-scale terrorist attacks have resulted in hundreds of casualties over the last several years,” the advisory continues.

Meanwhile, countries from across the globe condemned the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district – with nations such as the US, Russia and France asserting that they stand with the Indian government.

The United States condemned the terror attack and said it stands alongside India in defeating terrorism. The Office of the Press Secretary issued a statement that it strongly condemns the attack.

“The United States calls on Paskitan to end immediately the support and safe haven provided to all terrorist groups operating on its soil, whose only goal is to sow chaos violence, and terror in the region,” the statement said.