New Delhi: The USA embassy in Islamabad on Sunday prohibited its workers from visiting the federal capital’s Marriott Lodge, citing considerations of a “attainable assault”.
“Occasion: U.S. authorities workers prohibited from visiting Islamabad’s Marriott Lodge du a safety alert issued at the moment, the US embassy requested its authorities workers to train vigilance at locations of worship, and keep away from areas with massive crowds. It additionally requested them to observe native media for updates.e to attainable assault,” the US embassy in Islamabad mentioned in an alert posted on its web site.
This safety alert comes two days after a suicide bombing within the capital killed a policeman and wounded six others, the Daybreak newspaper reported. In its safety alert, the US embassy mentioned it was “conscious of data that unknown people are presumably plotting to assault People on the Marriott Lodge in Islamabad someday throughout the holidays”.
“Efficient instantly, the Embassy in Islamabad is prohibiting all American workers from visiting Islamabad’s Marriott Lodge,” the alert mentioned.
As Islamabad was positioned on crimson alert citing safety considerations whereas banning all public gatherings, the embassy urged all Mission personnel to chorus from non-essential, unofficial journey to Islamabad all through the vacation season.
On Friday, the administration within the Capital banned all kinds of gatherings, particularly actions associated to the upcoming native authorities elections, and declared excessive alert within the metropolis.
“In mild of latest advisories/risk alerts issued by the regulation enforcement businesses and at the moment’s assault on police, the safety of Islamabad has been beefed as much as obviate the threats inside the jurisdiction of capital which might disrupt peace and tranquility inflicting harm to public life and property,” learn a notification issued by the workplace of Deputy Commissioner Irfan Nawaz Memon, as quoted by Daybreak.
Police imposed a ban on every kind of nook conferences, public gatherings and congregations, particularly within the wake of the upcoming native authorities elections, the report added.
The Pakistani publication mentioned the order instantly got here into drive and shall stay in drive for 2 weeks.