I read somewhere here that the year(s) that Obama said he went to Pakistan, it was on a boycotted “no-travel” list for U.S. citizens.
(Hey - trick question for Zero! Ask him that! “Well, I did nothing illegal as I was not a U.S. Citi.... uhm - I used my dual-purpose Indonesian passport.”)
Oops - my mistake. Turns out travel to Pakistan was NOT banned in 1981:
US State Department Travel Advisory for Pakistan in 1981, No. 81-33A
Before traveling to Pakistan, American Citizens should be aware of the following updated visa requirements: 30 day visas are available at Pakistani airports for tourists only. As these visas are rarely extended beyond the 30 day time per visa. Tourists planning to stay longer should secure visas before coming to Pakistan. Any traveler coming into Pakistan overland from India must repeat must have a valid visa, as 30 day visas are not repeat not issued at the overland border crossing point at Wagha.