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US embassies in Pakistan short on resources to survive emergency attack: Report

Saturday, 22 March 2014 - 5:09pm IST | Agency: ANI

A new report has revealed that the two US embassies in Pakistan don't have the resources required to survive emergency situations like the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya.

According to the State Department's Inspector General report, while the Embassy in Islamabad and Consulates General Karachi, Lahore, and Peshawar had adequate emergency action plans in place, lack of resources was a serious cause of concern.

According to the Washington Times, the state department watchdog advised that these embassy sites obtain the necessary resources and continue to practice emergency drills.

It also asked the Bureau of Diplomatic Security to further validate emergency preparations and security at high-threat posts.


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