Demonstrators march against Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad's rule. Pakistani nationals have been advised against travelling to Syria. – Photo by Reuters
Demonstrators march against Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad's rule. Pakistani nationals have been advised against travelling to Syria. – Photo by Reuters

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Foreign Office, on Saturday, issued an advisory to its nationals intending to travel to Syria.

The ministry has warned Pakistanis against making travel plans to the Middle Eastern country, which is reeling from bloody violence as troops and rebels clash.

“In view of the deteriorating security situation in Syria, all Pakistani citizens particularly the zaireen (pilgrims) are strongly advised not to travel to Syria,” the FO statement read.

Citizens who are already in Syria are urged to contact the Pakistan Embassy in Damascus for assistance.


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Malik Khalfan
Jul 21, 2012 03:58pm
Look who is talking ! Travel advisory to Syria. Is Pakistan any better? M/O Foreign Affairs would be better off if they publish a travel advisory to Pakistan.
s khan
Jul 21, 2012 04:04pm
More pakistani Zaireen are killed in our own country than any other
pankajdehlavi
Jul 21, 2012 06:24pm
At last Pakistan foreign office has found a country in the world that is less safe then itself.
samiamm3
Jul 21, 2012 06:35pm
I bet Syria has a travel advisory for Pakistan. For Pakistani's its probably safer there.
Asad lala
Jul 21, 2012 07:56pm
shame on the pakistani government who cannot protect its own people in Pakistan
Irfan
Jul 21, 2012 10:08pm
This is a joke?
Kumar
Jul 22, 2012 05:01am
Hahaha. What a travel advisory. Look who is saying....