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U.S. Evacuating Most Staff From Lahore Consulate After Terrorism Threat

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Pakistan’s PM-elect Sharif speaks to his party workers during a seminar in Lahore

Pakistan’s PM-elect Sharif speaks to his party workers during a seminar in Lahore (Mohsin Raza Reuters, / May 28, 2013)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department said on Thursday it had ordered the evacuation of all non-essential staff from the U.S. consulate in Lahore, Pakistan, following a terrorism threat.

“We are undertaking this drawdown due to concerns about credible threat information specific to the U.S. Consulate in Lahore,” a senior State Department official said in a statement.

The State Department also warned U.S. citizens to defer all non-essential travel to Pakistan following the th

(Reporting by Paul Eckert and Lesley Wroughton; Editing by Sandra Maler and Mohmmad Zargham)reat.

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