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16 Oct 2019 | 12:55 PM UTC

Pakistan: Heightened security expected during British royal visit October 14-18

Pakistan News Alert

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton visit Pakistan October 14-18; heightened security expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/16/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/18/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Karachi). COUNTRY/REGION Islamabad, Lahore, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province


Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton have arrived in Islamabad on the evening (local time) of Monday, October 14, for a five-day visit across Pakistan through Friday, October 18. According to Kensington Palace, the British royal couple are expected to visit Islamabad, Lahore, Gilgit-Baltistan, and regions bordering Afghanistan. Details of the itinerary have not been disclosed.

Heightened security measures, including an increase in checkpoints and movement restrictions, will likely be in place around all related events. 


Individuals in Pakistan are advised to monitor developments to the situation, remain vigilant in large public gatherings, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities. Anticipate increased security measures and localized transportation disruptions (including crowded conditions) near events related to the visit.


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