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Pakistan travel advice update

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eTN Kenya  Jan 05, 2008

The U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office today changed its travel advice to
Pakistan. We no longer advise against all but essential travel to Pakistan
but we continue to advise against all but essential travel to Northern Sindh
and Southern Punjab as well as areas where there are reports of military or
militant activity. The relevant summary points now read:

"We advise against all but essential travel to Northern Sindh and Southern
Punjab, which remain particularly unsettled since the assassination of former
Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. We also advise against all but essential
travel to Quetta (Balochistan) and we advise against using bus services in
the whole of Balochistan because of the unsettled security situation. See
the Terrorism & Sectarian Violence section of this advice for more details.

Benazir Bhutto's assassination on 27 December 2007, gave rise to violent
unrest in a number of cities. The situation is now generally calmer and life
is returning to normal in major cities. However, political tension related
to parliamentary elections rescheduled for 18 February 2008 could give rise
to a further escalation of violence. See the Political Situation section of
this advice for more details.

If you are intending to travel to Pakistan, you should follow the developing
situation in the news media and consult FCO travel advice regularly. You
may wish to seek local advice on the latest situation from the Security
Section of the British High Commission in Islamabad or the British Deputy
High Commission in Karachi."

Source: Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Pakistan travel advice update



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