Pakistan responds over the change of US travel advisory for the country

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Pakistan responds over the change of US travel advisory for the country

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan responds over the change of US travel advisory for the country.

Pakistan has welcomed the recent change in the United States’ travel advisory for Pakistan due to an improvement in the security situation, according to the Foreign Office on Saturday.

Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Aisha Farooqui hailed the move as a “step in the right direction”.

On the official Twitter account of the ministry’s spokesperson, the diplomat said that the US has “acknowledged that ‘Pakistan’s security situation has improved’”.

The recent travel advisory from the US cautions travellers not to go to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, along with the Line of Control (LoC), while putting the rest of the country at Level 3.

“Pakistan’s security environment has improved since 2014 when Pakistani security forces undertook concerted counter-terrorist and counter militant operations,” stated the travel advisory.

The FO acknowledged the move, stating: “Pakistan has made resolute efforts to enhance security throughout the country. Significant improvement in the security environment has led the United Nations to re-designate Islamabad as a family station for its personnel.”

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