Pakistan, Demonstration / Riot, Level 3: Vandalism in Gujrat – Punjab, Pakistan

2024-05-05: Many transgender individuals vandalized a Police Station on Sunday (5 May) after several of their community members were allegedly tortured and illegally detained in Kharian Sub-district of Gujrat District, Punjab Province. Reportedly, the incident occurred when the transgender individuals were stopped by security official for a body search after attending a function, leading to a scuffle.
Heightened security measures and operations of security forces are to be expected. Violent clashes between protesters and security forces are possible. Travellers are advised to exercise caution, to strictly avoid demonstrations, road blockades, large gatherings, and deployments of security forces, and to follow instructions from security forces.