FO asks citizens to exercise caution for Iraq travel


ISLAMABAD, Jan 8 (APP):The Foreign Office on Wednesday asked citizens to exercise maximum caution while planning to visit Iraq, in view of prevailing situation in the region.

“In view of recent developments and the prevailing security situation in the region, Pakistani nationals are advised to exercise maximum caution while planning visit to Iraq at this point,” the FO statement said issued here.

The Foreign Office advised the Pakistani visitors currently in Iraq to keep a close contact with embassy in the Iraqi capital. “Those already in Iraq are advised to remain in close contact with the embassy
of Pakistan in Baghdad,” the statement read.

Iran early Wednesday launched missiles at military bases of United States stationed in Iraq. The attack was retaliation of the U.S. airstrike which killed powerful Iranian commander Major General Qassim on January 3.

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