Pakistan, Important Date, Level 3: Ashura (martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali) on 18 and 19 August – Pakistan

2021-08-11: On 18 and 19 August, the Muslim holiday of Ashura will be celebrated across Pakistan. Religious processions and celebratory events are scheduled. In the past, violent clashes have occurred between Shia and Sunnite Muslims.
Heightened security measures are to be expected, local traffic disruptions and disruptions of the infrastructure, including mobile reception are possible. Violent incidents cannot be ruled out. Travellers should proceed with caution and follow instructions by local authorities.