Skip to main content

Pakistan: Security

Volume 461: debated on Monday 11 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the security situation in Pakistan; and if she will make a statement. (141741)

The security situation in Pakistan remains fragile. There is a high threat from terrorism and sectarian violence throughout the country. Internal security in the border provinces remains volatile, where there has been a series of recent attacks and suicide bombings targeted against both the authorities and the public. Since March, following the Government of Pakistan’s decision to suspend the Chief Justice, there have also been frequent, sometimes violent, protests in major cities throughout the country.

We are closely following the situation and will amend Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice if we assess that the security situation has changed.