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29 Oct 2020 | 10:16 AM UTC

Pakistan: Authorities increase security measures ahead of October 30 Islamic holiday

Pakistan News Alert

Authorities increase security measures for Eid Milad-un-Nabi holiday on October 30; disruption likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/29/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/31/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Karachi). COUNTRY/REGION Pakistan


Pakistani authorities have announced that heightened security measures will be implemented throughout the country on Friday, October 30, during the Islamic holiday Eid Milad-un-Nabi. The Eid Milad-un-Nabi holiday is held to commemorate the birth of the Muslim prophet Muhammad. Religious celebrations will take place throughout urban centers, including in Islamabad, Karachi (Sindh province), and Lahore (Punjab province).

Demonstrations have also been called for by religious leaders against recent remarks about Islam by French President Emmanuel Macron.

A heightened security presence and localized transport disruptions should be anticipated in the vicinity of the event.


Individuals in Pakistan are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate transportation disruptions, and avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution.


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