In its security alert, the United States consular office claimed it was “familiar with details that unidentified individuals are possibly outlining to strike Americans at the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad at some point during the holidays”.

The United States consular office in Islamabad on Sunday prohibited its team from visiting the government capital’s Marriott Hotel, pointing out concerns of a “possible attack”.

“Occasion: U.S. government personnel banned from seeing Islamabad’s Marriott Resort because of a protection alert provided today, the United States consular office asked its federal government personnel to work out watchfulness at churches, and also avoid places with large groups. It also inquired to keep an eye on local media for updates to feasible attack,” the US embassy in Islamabad stated in a sharp posted on its website.

This security alert comes two days after a suicide bombing in the funding eliminated a police officer and also injured six others, the Dawn paper reported.

In its security alert, the United States embassy said it was “knowledgeable about details that unknown people are possibly outlining to attack Americans at the Marriott Resort in Islamabad at some time throughout the holidays”.

“Effective right away, the Embassy in Islamabad is forbiding all American personnel from going to Islamabad’s Marriott Resort,” the alert said.

As Islamabad was put on red sharp mentioning safety and security issues while prohibiting all public gatherings, the embassy advised all Objective workers to avoid non-essential, unofficial travel to Islamabad throughout the holiday.

On Friday, the management in the Capital outlawed all types of celebrations, specifically activities associated with the upcoming local government political elections, and declared high alert in the city.

“Taking into account current advisories/threat informs issued by the police as well as today’s attack on police, the safety and security of Islamabad has actually been boosted to prevent the dangers within the territory of the resources which can interrupt tranquility and serenity causing damages to public life and also home,” read an alert provided by the office of Deputy Commissioner Irfan Nawaz Memon, as quoted by Dawn.

Authorities enforced a restriction on all kinds of edge meetings, public gatherings and parishes, particularly in the wake of the upcoming local government elections, the record added.

The Pakistani publication stated the order quickly entered force and also shall stay in force for two weeks.

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Last Updated: 25 December 2022