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. 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.
‡ Missions which are located in countries or cities that may be considered a part of more than one continent.
1 Consulate Generals which function as an embassy (ie. consul reports to State Department, not the respective country's ambassador).
2 The American Institute in Taiwan is ostensibly a public, non-profit organization to promote US-Taiwanese relations, but through State Department staffing & assistance, functions as an informal US diplomatic mission.
3 Represents the US at several UN and non-UN agencies.