U.S. Orders Most Officials Out of Lahore, Pakistan

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is ordering nonemergency government personnel to leave the U.S. Consulate in Lahore, Pakistan.

A U.S. official says the departure has been ordered because of a threat specific to the Lahore mission. The official says the action is a precautionary measure and isn't related to the recent closures of several U.S. diplomatic posts in the Muslim world.

The U.S. official isn't authorized to discuss the order by name and requested anonymity. The personnel drawdown in Lahore was first reported by CNN.

In a travel warning issued Thursday night, the State Department advised American citizens to defer all nonessential travel to Pakistan. Officials say the presence of several foreign and indigenous terrorist groups poses a potential danger to U.S. citizens throughout that country.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 218980561 - kolotv.com/a?a=218980561
Gray Television, Inc.