AUSTRALIAN HIGH COMMISSION
Make a difference with an Australia Awards Scholarship – Applications are now open
Do you want to be a leader in your field and make a difference in Pakistan? Apply now for your opportunity to gain a world class education and become an emerging leader for development with strong links to Australia. An Australia Awards Scholarship provides you with the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised qualification from an Australian university. It includes all the necessary support and funding to complete your study. Applications are now open and close on 30 April 2017. For more information on how apply visit: www.australiaawardspakistan.org
The Western Australian State General Election
The Western Australian State general election will be held on Saturday 11 March 2017. To check whether you are enrolled to vote, visit the online enrolment tool at http://elections.wa.gov.au/onlineEnrolmentSystem. In-person voting will not be available at the Australian High Commission in Islamabad.Online applications for a postal vote are available on the Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC) website at http://elections.wa.gov.au or telephone +61 8 9214 0400. If you have queries relating to being overseas at election time, or your electoral enrolment status, or your eligibility to vote, please visit the WAEC website, https://www.elections.wa.gov.au/home or contact the WAEC via e-mail on email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or telephone +61 8 9214 0400.
- 1 February 2017 - New Passport and Notarial Service fees in Pakistani Rupees payable from 1 February 2017:
The Travel Advisory for Pakistan has been reviewed and reissued on Monday, 20 February 2017
At least 100 people were killed and several hundred injured in separate bombings in Lahore, Quetta, Peshawar and Sehwan (Sindh Province) from 13 to 16 February. The level of our advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to Pakistan overall due to the unpredictable security situation, including the high threat of terrorist attack. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country (see Safety and security). The level of our advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to Pakistan overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Further information is in the travel advice for Pakistan and our travel bulletin available at www.smartraveller.gov.au.
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If so, are you registered with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade? It is in the interests of all Australians in Pakistan to register.
Registration allows consular staff to contact you in the event of an emergency such as a natural disaster or a terrorist attack. Any details provided are kept confidential and only used in the event of an emergency.