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Pakistan: Disruptions expected in Islamabad for Pakistan Day March 17-23

Traffic and business disruptions expected in Islamabad ahead of Pakistan Day festivities from March 17-23; heightened security measures expected

17 Mar 04:46 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 3/17/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/23/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Karachi). COUNTRY/REGION Islamabad

Event

Pakistani authorities are preparing for the upcoming Pakistan Day festivities on Saturday, March 23, and will implement new traffic patterns in Islamabad beginning Sunday, March 17. According to Islamabad Traffic Police are restricting vehicle access to Islamabad and Faizabad on Sunday, Tuesday, March 19, Thursday, March 21, and Saturday, March 23, from 00:00 to 14:00 (local time). The Islamabad Expressway will be closed from Khana Road to Faizabad and significant detours will be in place for private vehicles and public transportation. Access to attend the military parade and associated events will require a national identity card. A heightened security presence will be in place, including increased deployment of police and military personnel, checkpoints, and restrictions on cameras, phones, and other items. Significant transportation disruptions and increased congestion are expected, along with commercial and government services disruptions, during the abovementioned dates, particularly on March 23.

Context

Pakistan Day is an annual holiday to commemorate the Lahore Resolution and the adoption of the constitution of Pakistan.

Advice

Individuals in or near Islamabad, and Pakistan more generally, are advised to keep abreast of road closures, plan alternate routes, allow additional time to reach their destinations, anticipate a heightened security presence and transportation disruptions, avoid large crowds, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home government.

 

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