British citizens warned to avoid travelling to many regions which include parts of KP, Balochistan, AJK and Sindh.

Airport Security Force personnel stand guard at the international arrivals area of Islamabad International Airport, April 18, 2018. — Reuters

The United Kingdom's (UK) Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) has issued a fresh travel advisory for Pakistan, warning "against all travel" to parts of the South Asian country.

The FCDO, which provides advice to British nationals about the risks of travelling to help them make informed decisions, has strictly advised against the areas surrounding the Pakistan and Afghanistan border.

"The FCDO advises against all travel to within 10 miles of the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan," the advisory stated.

Other areas listed by the FCDO as unsafe for travelling include parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

Here are province/region-based lists of areas:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


FCDO advises against all travel to Balochistan province, except essential travel to the southern coast of Balochistan, which are:


FCDO advises against all travel to within 10 miles of the Line of Control (LOC), the military control line between the AJK and the Indian Illegaly Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).


"FCDO advises against all but essential travel to all areas of Sindh Province north of and including the city of Nawabshah."

The FCDO also warned the UK citizens that their travel insurance could be "invalidated" if they travel against the advice. 

It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan has witnessed an alarming surge in terror-related incidents since the Taliban-led administration took over Afghanistan in 2021.

The year 2023 saw as many as 586 terror attacks with 17% claimed by the banned terror outfits such as Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), Daesh and others.

Meanwhile, security forces conducted 197 operations against outlaws leaving 537-545 of them dead.

As per the Annual Security Report released by the Centre for Research and Security Studies (CRSS), the country witnessed 1,524 deaths and 1,463 injuries in the previous year.

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