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17 Feb 2019 | 08:31 AM UTC

Pakistan: Saudi Crown Prince postpones trip to February 17-18 /update 1

Pakistan News Alert

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman delays trip to Pakistan until February 17-18; heightened security measures and associated transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/13/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/18/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Karachi). COUNTRY/REGION Islamabad

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman pushed back his state visit to Pakistan by one day and will be in the country from Sunday, February 17, until Monday, February 18. A heightened security presence is expected at Islamabad International Airport (ISB) and throughout Islamabad, particularly around the Prime Minister's residence where the Crown Prince will be hosted during his stay. Associated transportation disruptions, including road closures and flight delays, are possible. Demonstrations to protest the visit are possible in Islamabad and other cities.


Individuals in Pakistan, and in particular Islamabad, are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all gatherings, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities. Anticipate increased security measures and localized transportation disruptions near events related to the visit.


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