London- The United Kingdom advised its citizens today, to not travel to Pakistan amidst ongoing political crisis.

According to a statement of Foreign and Commonwealth Office posted on UK government website, there is a high threat from terrorism, kidnap and sectarian violence throughout Pakistan.

The statement said: “Violent clashes have occurred between the police and demonstrators at the large political protests in central Islamabad. The police are restricting access to Islamabad’s Red Zone (Government Sector and Diplomatic Enclave). Expect disruption to travel on other roads in and around Islamabad. You may also experience disruption to road travel in other cities, including Lahore.”

Around 270,000 British nationals visit Pakistan every year. Most visits are trouble-free.