Lawlessness is also a serious concern in several areas. Tensions between Pakistan and India are susceptible to sudden increase.
The security situation along the Line of Control (Lo C), which separates India-controlled Kashmir in the south from Pakistan-controlled Kashmir in the north, and along the working boundary that continues south toward Sialkot, remains volatile.
Since September 2016, cross-border gunfire and shelling have been occurring sporadically along the Lo C.
Remain extremely vigilant at all times, keep a low profile and exercise caution, particularly in areas regularly frequented by foreigners.
Monitor local news reports and follow the instructions of local authorities.
The security situation in the province of Balochistan remains unstable, due to a long-standing nationalist insurgency and government counter-insurgency operations.