On Wednesday, June 20, one individual was killed and three wounded as clashes erupted during a political rally held by the Jamaat-e-Islami party in the Upper Mohmand Tehsil area of Mohmand Agency (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province). One individual has been arrested.
Political gatherings in Pakistan can turn violent with no warning. An uptick in protests and rallies is to be anticipated in the coming weeks, in the lead up to general elections scheduled for July 25.
Individuals in Pakistan are advised to avoid all political gatherings and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.
As a reminder, due to the high threat of terrorism, kidnapping, and sectarian violence throughout the country, Western governments usually advise their citizens against all nonessential travel to Pakistan. Remain vigilant at all times and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.