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Pakistani nationals advised against travelling to Syria

July 21, 2012

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.