After the United States, Australia, and Saudi Arabia also issued security advisories for their citizens living in Pakistan over militants attacks in recent weeks. Saudi Arabia’s embassy has asked citizens to be careful after the authorities in Islamabad raised the security alert to the highest level.
The embassy has asked all Saudi citizens and those who are visiting Pakistan to take caution and not go out unless necessary. In the event of any emergency, the embassy said that Saudis could contact them on their phone number: 0092512600900; or via the Saudis affairs number: 0033156794001; or through the embassy’s number in Karachi: 00923018555284.
The Australian high commissioner in Islamabad also said officials had been advised to limit travel and increase vigilance within the city. “You should exercise heightened monitor and vigilance of the media for the latest updates,” the Australian high commissioner said on Twitter.
On Sunday, the United States (US) embassy in Islamabad said it was aware of information that “unidentified individuals are possibly plotting to attack Americans at the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad sometime during the holidays.”