Demonstrations in Pakistan - Update

In Islamabad on Tuesday, tens of thousands have rallied against corruption in Pakistan. Although the protest has been peaceful, there are reports of some throwing stones at police and police responding with tear gas. Shipping containers are blocking main roads into the city. Mobile telephone networks are shut down to stop the detonation of any bombs, and security is heavy throughout the city.

Travellers should be aware that these demonstrations are ongoing at this time. Services, such as transportation, may be disrupted. Travellers should avoid demonstrations and public gatherings in a foreign country as the situation can become dangerous and violent unexpectedly. The lack of personal security is serious.

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