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Is it safe to travel now to Pakistan? Is it safe right now to travel to Lahore for an...

Is it safe to travel now to Pakistan? Is it safe right now to travel to Lahore for an American.
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     asked this on January 11, 2009 at 10:25 AM
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It's a difficult situation: conventional wisdom from the likes of the US State Department advises US citizens to avoid all non-essential travel to Pakistan, probably recent attacks in Mumbai, which originated in Pakistan. However, the former backpacker in me says you should be fine, just exercise the usual common-sense and keep a low profile. Lahore is a big, vibrant city and there hasn't been a spate of targeted attacks or kidnappings of foreigners (although there have been suicide bombings there in the past year). But all that said, there is a heightened sense of social and political unrest in Pakistan right now, so maybe best to hold off if your trip isn't essential.
  • An anonymous user
     answered this on January 16, 2009 at 05:02 PM
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