Tragic events in Lahore, Pakistan

The International Center wants to offer our deepest sympathy to any of you who have been affected by the tragic events in Lahore, Pakistan.

Available support resources for enrolled UT Dallas students

  • The International Student Services Office. Their advising staff is available for questions about making emergency trips home or other emergency concerns.  For critical immigration emergency assistance outside of business hours, call the UT Dallas Police at 972 883 2222.
  • The Student Counseling Center. The Counseling Center is available for discussing personal issues or for emotional support. On-campus contact UT Dallas Counseling Center during office hours at (972) 883 2575. Call after hours at (972)-UTD-TALK.

If traveling or on-site on behalf of UT Dallas

Stay connected and aware of current developments

  • Monitor the media and local developments closely.
  • Follow any instructions or advice issued by the local authorities.
  • Contact your transport operator directly to check whether your service has been affected.
  • Enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) if a U.S. Citizen.
  • Report with your home country embassy at your destination if not a U.S. Citizen.
  • Expect disruption to essential services such as power and water in the affected areas
  • Contact your loved ones to let them know you are okay

Be prepared

  • Carry a valid passport and visa with you at all times.
  • Avoid damaged structures, affected areas and densely populated and unsecured areas such as markets.
  • Be prepared to arrange alternate routes and modes of transportation as needed.
  • Check your Personal Emergency Action Plan.
  • Contact International SOS in case of emergency.
  • Maintain a low profile.

Incidents such as this can shake anyone. If you need emotional support, please don’t hesitate to contact International SOS to request assistance.

If you have updated your travel itinerary, or have not registered it with International SOS, please do so now:


The risk information in this report is retrieved from the listed sources. It provides general guidance for UT Dallas travelers. Please note the publication date of this post, and go to the direct sources listed above for the most up-to-date information.  The information in this post may change without prior notice.