Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Pakistan known as on its residents to train warning after the authorities raised the security alert in Islamabad to its highest degree on Monday.
“The embassy of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques within the Islamic Republic of Pakistan wish to warn all residents residing and visiting the Islamic Republic of Pakistan of the necessity to take warning and never exit apart from necessity, on condition that the authorities within the capital, Islamabad, have raised the safety alert to the very best degree,” Arab Information reported citing the embassy assertion issued on Twitter.
It added, in case of emergency, contact the embassy or the consulate normal in Karachi.
Saudi Arabia’s assertion comes whilst a number of nations, together with the US, the UK and Australia, have issued journey alerts for Pakistan.
US embassy’s warning about potential terror risk
The US embassy in Pakistan has warned a couple of potential terror risk in opposition to Americans on the Marriott Lodge in Islamabad and prohibited American employees from visiting the five-star facility.
The US authorities is conscious of data that “unknown people are probably plotting to assault Individuals on the Marriott Lodge in Islamabad someday throughout the holidays,” the embassy stated in a safety alert. The advisory banned its American personnel from visiting the favored lodge over the vacations.
The US mission additionally urged all personnel to chorus from non-essential journey in Islamabad throughout the vacation season.
The embassy directive got here two days after a suicide bombing in a residential area of the capital killed a police officer and wounded ten others. The explosion occurred when police stopped a taxi for inspection throughout a patrol. In line with the police, a rear-seat passenger detonated explosives he was carrying, blowing up the automobile.
Australia’s journey alert
The Australian excessive fee in Islamabad has additionally issued a journey alert for Pakistan and warned from travelling because of the risky safety scenario within the nation.
In a press release, it stated that the US authorities warned its residents of data that unknown people are probably planning an assault on the Marriott Lodge in Islamabad throughout the holidays. It added that heightened safety preparations are in place and public occasions have been banned.
UK points journey advisory
The UK International, Commonwealth and Improvement Workplace (FCDO) additionally issued a journey advisory to British nationals from visiting Pakistan. In its journey advisory, the FCDO has suggested in opposition to all journey to the districts of Bajuar, Mohmand, Khyber, Orakzai, Kurram, North Waziristan and South Waziristan in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province.
It additionally suggested the British residents in opposition to travelling to the districts of Charsadda, Kohat, Tank, Bannu, Lakki, Dera Ismail Khan, Swat, Buner and Decrease Dir and Peshawar in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
2008 Marriott lodge assault
A minimum of 54 individuals had been killed and several other others injured when a dumper truck laden with explosives was detonated in entrance of the Marriott lodge in Islamabad’s pink zone space on September 20, 2008.