Security advisory: Caution for Afghans in Pakistan Post-Election
As the polling in Pakistan has concluded, the aftermath of the election extends a period of heightened uncertainty and security concerns, especially for Afghan nationals. The forthcoming weeks are critical, as election results often lead to contested outcomes, sparking potential for civil unrest, attacks, and heightened security measures. Given the strained sentiments towards Afghan nationals, stemming from accusations by Pakistani security authorities, there is an increased risk of arbitrary arrests and harassment. It is imperative for Afghans in Pakistan to maintain a high level of caution, minimize non-essential movements, particularly during nighttime, and steer clear of any gatherings or areas where unrest might occur. This period demands a vigilant approach to personal safety and awareness of the surrounding socio-political climate, as the potential for unrest and violence remains elevated for the next several weeks.