Embassy of the United States, Islamabad

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Embassy of the United States in Islamabad

Seal of an Embassy of the United States of America.png

Location Ramna 5, Islamabad
Address Diplomatic Enclave
Ambassador Richard Olson

The Embassy of the United States in Islamabad is the diplomatic mission of the United States in Pakistan. Ambassador Richard Olson is currently the United States Ambassador to Pakistan, as of November 2012.[1]

The U.S. Department of State also maintains Consulates in Peshawar, Lahore and Karachi.[2]

History[edit]

The first U.S. embassy in Pakistan was established on August 15, 1947 in Karachi, which at the time was capital of Pakistan. However, In 1960, the capital of Pakistan was moved to Islamabad, where current premises of embassy is located. The security at the embassy was tightened in the early 1980s, when the embassy was burned to the ground in 1979 by extremists.[3] Security was again significantly increased in the wake of the September 11 attacks in 2001. On 9 August 2013, the United States State Department evacuated most diplomats and all non-emergency staff from the consulate in Lahore, and U.S. citizens were warned not to travel there due to terror concerns.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Ambassador Cameron Munter". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved July 2011. 
  2. ^ "U.S. Mission to Pakistan". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved July 2011. 
  3. ^ "A Day of Terror Recalled". Washington Post. November 27, 2004. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "US Pulls Lahore Consulate Staff Over 'Threats'". Sky News. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 

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