Pakistan’s foreign ministry praised the ease in the latest US travel advisory to Pakistan which recognized “the improved security situation” in the country. The United States has eased travel restrictions for Pakistan following the update of the British High Commission travel advisory report declaring the country safe for travel and tourism for its citizens.
The Pakistani foreign ministry praised the ease in the latest US travel advisory to Pakistan, which recognized “the improved security situation” in the country. The Pakistani foreign ministry announces the United States’ recognition of the improved security situation in Pakistan as a step in the “right direction”. However, it maintained strict travel restrictions for its citizens to travel to the KP, in particular FATA, Baluchistan and neighboring regions of LOC in Kashmir. The US travel advisory prohibits citizens from visiting these areas due to heavy military deployments on both sides of LOC and the propensity for military confrontation and assault by FATA and Baluchistan insurgents.
The achievement of the improvement in the security situation by the United States is important to Pakistan in light of the many demands to “do more” of the former to fight terrorism in the past. It also reflects a revival of Pakistan-US relations, confirming the fact that despite the challenges and ebb and flow in bilateral relations, Pak and the United States are inseparable partners. In addition, the UN has also said that Pakistan is a family resort for its employees, which shows the increased confidence of the international community in Pakistan. It first declared Pakistan family resort in June of last year.
Pakistan has noted the update in the U.S. Travel Advisory, which has acknowledged that “Pakistan’s security environment has improved.” This is a step in the right direction.
— Spokesperson 🇵🇰 MoFA (@ForeignOfficePk) January 31, 2020