Punjab government issues security alert for cities in Punjab

The Punjab Home Department has received credible information and has issued a warning of possible terrorist attacks in Lahore and other cities in Punjab.

Advice For Travellers

Expect increased security and security checks. Be vigilant and aware of your surroundings when in crowded areas, particularly shopping areas, restaurants and bars, large events, hotels and places where foreigners may congregate. Have a safety plan. The main threat comes from the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP), an organization that has stated intent to attack western interests as well. The TTP has carried put attacks throughout the country and claimed responsibility for an attack in Lahore in March 2016. There is an overall high threat from terrorism and sectarian violence throughout Pakistan.