The US State Department issued an updated travel warning on Pakistan today (February 2), warning US citizens of the risks of travel to Pakistan. This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning for Pakistan dated August 8, 2011, to update information on security incidents and remind US citizens of ongoing security concerns in Pakistan.
Following the deaths of twenty-four Pakistani military personnel on November 26, 2011, protests have taken place across Pakistan against the United States, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), and NATO. There have also been widespread demonstrations and large political rallies condemning drone strikes and Pakistan’s ongoing energy crisis. These protests are likely to continue. US citizens in Pakistan are strongly urged to avoid protests and large gatherings.