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17 Nov 2018 | 03:05 PM UTC

Pakistan: Increased security during Mawlid November 21

Pakistan News Alert

Increased security for Muslim celebration of Mawlid on November 21

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/15/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/22/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Karachi). COUNTRY/REGION Pakistan


Increased security measures will be implemented nationwide during celebrations of Mawlid which will take place on Wednesday, November 21. Transportation disruptions (e.g. due to crowded airports, etc.) are to be anticipated during this period due to an increased number of travelers. While celebrations typically remain peaceful, the terrorist threat will remain elevated during this period as terrorist groups may target crowded mosques or public places.


Mawlid, celebrated on the 12th day of the third month of the Islamic calendar, commemorates the birth of the Prophet Mohammad.


Individuals in Pakistan are advised to allow additional time for travel and to avoid any form of public demonstration or public gathering.


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